Glass Christmas Ornament

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Half-sphere, with an indent molded on one side, silver. Indent interior is scalloped like flower petals, painted yellow and pink. Side opposite of indent has molded flower shape: four petals, with lined diamonds in between each petal. Sides have a vertical molded zigzag pattern. Cap and hook are missing, top is broken where cap would have been. No mark. Poland began exporting similar indented ornaments in the mid-1930s.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
Physical Description
pink (overall color)
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere, indented (ornament shape)
overall: 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 4.7625 cm x 4.445 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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