Glass Christmas Ornament


Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, red over mirrored silver. Metal cap attached with thin bent wire loop inserted into opening at top, bent wire hook attached. Cap reads “MADE IN U.S.A. KENTLEE”. In 1937, a tariff decision (no. 54387) reversed earlier decisions regarding the marking of ornaments with their country of origin, established in the 1890 MicKinley Tariff Act and the Smoot-Havley Tariff Act of 1930. The ornament itself now had to be marked with with its country of origin by stamping it into the cap or by way of tag or sticker.

Maker is Kentlee Company Inc.

Date Made: after 1937

Location: Currently not on view

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

Subject: Christmas


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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.298065.0404Catalog Number: 298065.0404Accession Number: 298065

Object Name: ornament, christmas treeOther Terms: Ornaments, String of; Decorations

Physical Description: red (overall color)metal (hanger material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_1451526

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