Globe Christmas Ornament

Description
Blown glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Clear, globe-shaped glass top, with curled (annealed) glass loop at top, thin metal wire hook attached. Glass dome is painted with white dots on top, sits on top of thin wood or cardboard, painted white with white opalescent glitter. A snowman sits inside of globe, with black pointed cap, black dot eyes and “buttons” down front of body, red nose and mouth. Snowman is possibly composed of plaster. White shimmering mica glitter all over body and inside ground. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1890-1940
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
white (overall color)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 6.985 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0409
catalog number
298065.0409
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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