Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Thick-walled, heavy, glass ball, translucent aqua blue “crackle” glass, with “U”-shaped bent flat metal holder, painted gold, inserted into opening. Possibly had another use before being used as a Christmas ornament. No mark. "A" in a circle is marked on top in blue crayon near hanger.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1890-1930
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 2 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0281
catalog number
298065.0281
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
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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