Glass Christmas Ornament

Description:

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Mirrored silver glass conical form, rounded on top and pointed towards bottom. Painted with red and green stripes around top. Metal cap with bent metal holder and thin bent wire attached. Cap is stamped with 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: after 1937

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: GermanyUnited StatesPlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Christmas

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.298065.0382Catalog Number: 298065.0382Accession Number: 298065

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

Physical Description: red (overall color)silver (overall color)glass (overall material)metal (hanger material)cone (ornament shape)Measurements: overall: 3 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 3.4925 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-428f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_310521

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