Glass Christmas Ornament

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall color)
metal (hanger material)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
yellow-orange (overall color)
overall: 2 in x 1 7/8 in; 5.08 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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