Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament, butterfly-shaped, ribbed or streamlined body, with molded butterfly on front and back. Mirrored silver, butterflies painted with yellow-gold bodies, red dots on head and wings, paint has faded. Metal cap with metal hoop attached to top, with bent wire hook for hanging attached. No mark. Similar ornaments were produced using older molds, prior to 1940, and those molds were then reused after 1940, making an exact date difficult.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1880-1950
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 6.35 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0319
catalog number
298065.0319
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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