Santa Claus Christmas Ornament


Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of Santa Claus, holding an undecorated Christmas tree in his hands, resting on his left sholder. He wears a yellow-gold jacket and pants (legs cut off, bottom of ornament rounded) and yellow-gold cap, jacket and cap are both trimmed in matte white. Iridescent white face and molded long full beard, red mouth, green eyes. Metal cap attached at top of cap, with thin bent metal loop, green and white strings attached for hanging. No mark. Molds such as this were very popular, and this was a standard "Santa Claus" form. Such molds were used prior to 1940, but then reused after 1940, making it difficult to date exactly.

Date Made: 1890-1950

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: GermanyPlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: ChristmasSanta Claus


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0157.14Catalog Number: 1993.0157.14Accession Number: 1993.0157

Object Name: ornament, christmas treeOther Terms: Ornament; Decoration

Physical Description: glass (overall material)metal (hanger material)cotton string (hanger material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.4925 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_1147415

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