Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, mirrored silver finish with circular concave indent in middle-front, bottom either had a second opening or a finial of some sort, now broken off and missing. Concave center is painted yellow-gold, with floral-dot pattern painted around it. White and yellow petals with yellow and orange dot pattern. Opposite side has remnants of painted yellow and orange fleur-di-lis pattern. No cap, bent wire hook directly placed inside top of ball. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1890-1930
Physical Description
silver (overall color)
metal (hanger material)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
yellow-orange (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 1 7/8 in; 5.08 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0408
catalog number
298065.0408
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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