Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Holiday or Christmas ornament, comprised of a large molded glass ball and small molded glass ball, both wrapped in crinkle wire and framed in tinsel coil, with fringe of tinsel on bottom. Both balls have openings at top and bottom to allow wire to pass through the body. Top ball is small, mirrored silver, bottom ball is larger, clear glass painted matte gold-white with green and white stripes. Remnants of wire hanger attached at top. No mark.
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Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Other Terms
Ornament; Decoration
date made
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 15.5575 cm x 6.6675 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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