Songbird Christmas Ornament


Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament, silvered ground, painted. In the shape of a songbird. Gray body with yellow-gold molded wings and red beak and top of head. Missing feet, coil legs and a metal clip. Missing a spun glass (angel hair) tail, remnants of which can be seen inside the body. No marks. These molds were used in production prior to 1940, and then reused after that date, making it difficult to date exactly.

Date Made: 1880-1960

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: GermanyAsturiaCzechoslovakiaPlace 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.298065.0179Catalog Number: 298065.0179Accession Number: 298065

Object Name: ornament, christmas treeObject Type: ornamentsOther Terms: Ornament; Decorations

Physical Description: gold (overall color)red (overall color)silver (overall color)glass (overall material)gold (overall color)spun glass, angel hair (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 8.255 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_310465

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