Glass Christmas Ornament


Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, small, mirrored gold. Metal cap attached at top with thin bent metal wire loop inserted, thin bent wire attached for hanging. Cap is stamped, likely with maker or country of origin, but illegible. 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.

Date Made: 1920-1950

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: GermanyJapanCzechoslovakiaPlace 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.298065.0313Catalog Number: 298065.0313Accession Number: 298065

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

Physical Description: metal (hanger material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 3.175 cm


Record Id: nmah_310302

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