Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball with indent molded on one side. Exterior is smooth, interior of indent is faceted and star-shaped. Mirrored silver surface finish with yellow-gold stripe around center with a white line motif; center of indent is painted green. Metal cap on top with bent wire loop inserted and hook attached. No mark. Poland began exporting similar indented ornaments in the mid-1930s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1890-1930
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
orange (overall color)
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere, indented (ornament shape)
green (overall color)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 4.445 cm x 6.6675 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0414
catalog number
298065.0414
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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