Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament, oval/onion-shaped, pointed at top and bottom, with a faceted indent molded on front and back. Mirrored silver painted red (half of red has flaked off), with blue “squiggled” lines on either side of indents, one of which is painted same blue color. Metal cap attached at top point, with metal loop holder and bent wire hook attached. 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
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 11.7475 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0274
catalog number
298065.0274
accession number
298065
subject
Christmas
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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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