Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

Free blown glass holiday or Christmas ornament, in a cauldron shape: acorn-shaped body with lip at top around large opening. Free-blown spikes around outside of body. Clear glass painted matte white, wrapped in crinkle tinsel wire, with small coil wire wrapped at top for hanging. Spikes are painted red. No mark. These were generally produced in Germany prior to 1940.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.35 cm x 7.62 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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