Glass Christmas Ornament

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, mirrored silver. Silver metal cap with bent wire loop and hook attached. Metal cap is stamped: “MADE IN U.S. OF A.” No other marks. 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.
Currently not on view
date made
mid 20th century
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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