Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Free-blown and molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Finial-shaped, with ball on top and longer, pointed bottom, floral-shaped indents on front and back of ball. Mirrored silver, painted orange-gold, with red stripe down longer bottom. Indents painted red. No cap attached, thin metal wire wrapped around opening at top, with thick wire hook attached. Hook is corroded. No mark. Poland began exporting similar indented ornaments in the 1930s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1890-1940
Physical Description
silver (overall color)
yellow, whitish (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 13.0175 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0260
catalog number
298065.0260
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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