Purse Shaped Christmas Ornament

Purse Shaped Christmas Ornament

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Holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a purse. Molded glass cauldron shape, white frosted glass with opening at top, white wool inserted into top of opening, then wrapped in crinkle wire overall. White and pink cloth flower attached to front, inserted into pike. Tinsel wire wrapped around whole ornament at its sides, then is wrapped around white string to form the "strap". A remnant of a wire hook is attached at the top of strap. No mark.
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Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Other Terms
Ornament; Decoration
date made
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
cotton string (hanger material)
cotton cloth (overall material)
overall: 1 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 11.1125 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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