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
date made
1890-1930
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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
ID Number
DL*298065.0408
catalog number
298065.0408
accession number
298065
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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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