Swan Christmas Ornament


Blown glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a bird (swan). Red over mirrored silver glass with white painted eye and stripes on either side of body for wings. White spun glass (angel hair) tail protrudes from end. Thin bent wire attaches at top of body to curled (annealed) piece of glass on top of back for hanging. No mark. These ornaments were in production prior to 1940, and then also produced after that time, making it difficult to date.

Date Made: 1866-1960

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: GermanyCzechoslovakiaAsturiaPlace 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.298065.0175Catalog Number: 298065.0175Accession Number: 298065

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

Physical Description: red (overall color)glass (overall material)spun glass, angel hair (overall material)metal (hanger material)Measurements: overall: 15/16 in x 5 in x 1 5/8 in; 2.38125 cm x 12.7 cm x 4.1275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-67de-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_310469

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