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Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament, free-blown glass ellipsoidal shape with pointed ends, mirrored silver, painted with white, gold, and blue stripes painted around body, and small opening on two thin ends. Framed with tinsel wire with loop on one side. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1870-1900
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
oval (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1993.0157.01
catalog number
1993.0157.01
accession number
1993.0157
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
subject
Christmas
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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