Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Blown and molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ellipsoidal shape, with pointed top and bottom, and faceted indents in front and back. Mirrored silver, painted with matte red bands on each side, red indents. Cursive “L” motif in white above and below indents. No cap or hook attached. One of the indents is broken with a piece missing. No mark. Poland began exporting indented ornaments similar to this one in the 1930s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1890-1940
Physical Description
red (overall color)
silver (overall color)
composition (overall material)
glass (overall material)
ellipsoid, indented (ornament shape)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 6.6675 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0240
catalog number
298065.0240
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

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