Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Onion-shaped, small point at bottom, with indents in all four sides. Silver with opaque gold finish, interiors of indents molded and painted pink, yellow, blue, and green. No cap at top, bent wire hook attached. Possibly paper maché is attached at the opening at the top. No mark. Poland began exporting similar indented ornaments in the mid-1930s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1890-1930
Physical Description
pink (overall color)
white (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
sphere, indented (ornament shape)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 in; 5.715 cm x 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0415
catalog number
298065.0415
accession number
298065
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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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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