Glass Christmas Ornament

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament, geometric shape, faceted sides, with some facets horizontally ribbed, and some sides with diamond design. Thin bent wire hook attached. Opening on top and bottom would allow a hook to travel through the ornament body, and have multiple ornaments hooked one on top of the other in a chain. This style of hook and ornament was designed and produced by the SHINY BRITE Company after WWII, and was discontinued in 1960. No mark.
Maker is possibly SHINY BRITE Company.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 1 in; 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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