Glass Christmas Ornament


Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball with indent molded on one side. Exterior is smooth, interior of indent is faceted and star-shaped. Mirrored silver surface finish with yellow-gold stripe around center with a white line motif; center of indent is painted green. Metal cap on top with bent wire loop inserted and hook attached. No mark. Poland began exporting similar indented ornaments in the mid-1930s.

Date Made: 1890-1930

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: GermanyPolandPlace 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.298065.0414Catalog Number: 298065.0414Accession Number: 298065

Object Name: ornament, christmas treeOther Terms: Ornament, Indented; Decorations

Physical Description: orange (overall color)silver (overall color)glass (overall material)sphere, indented (ornament shape)green (overall color)metal (hanger material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 4.445 cm x 6.6675 cm x 5.3975 cm


Record Id: nmah_310608

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