Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Mirrored silver glass conical form, rounded on top and pointed towards bottom. Painted with red and green stripes around top. Metal cap with bent metal holder and thin bent wire attached. Cap is stamped with country of origin but illegible. In 1937, a tariff decision (no. 54387) reversed earlier decisions regarding the marking of ornaments with their country of origin, established in the 1890 MicKinley Tariff Act and the Smoot-Havley Tariff Act of 1930. The ornament itself now had to be marked with with its country of origin by stamping it into the cap or by way of tag or sticker.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
after 1937
Physical Description
red (overall color)
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
cone (ornament shape)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0382
catalog number
298065.0382
accession number
298065
subject
Christmas
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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