Handmade Christmas Ornament

Description
Handmade holiday or Christmas ornament/candy container. Cardboard, in shape of sphere, opens to become two identically-sized halves. Exterior has paper scene papier-machéd on front and back, perhaps cut from book or magazine, of a Santa figure carrying a bag of presents walking in front of a house, an angel and a squirrel stand next to him. The same image is on both sides. Silver glitter surrounds the seam; interior is lined in matte paper, white ground with printed floral pattern. Paper lace lines the interior opening of one side. Gold thread in a loop serves as hook. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1870-1910
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
paper (overall material)
glitter (overall material)
multi (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0385
catalog number
298065.0385
accession number
298065
subject
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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