Glass Christmas Ornament


Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, small, translucent, iridescent blue. Metal cap with thin bent metal wire loop and thin bent wire hook attached at top. Cap is stamped: "JAPAN". 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: after 1937

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: JapanPlace 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.298065.0326Catalog Number: 298065.0326Accession Number: 298065

Object Name: ornaments, christmas tree

Physical Description: blue (overall color)glass (overall material)metal (hanger material)Measurements: overall: 1 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 3.175 cm


Record Id: nmah_310339

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