Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
One of three identical molded glass holiday or Christmas ornaments. Ball, clear glass under yellow-gold shimmering color. Smooth metal cap with thin wire loop inserted in top, no hook attached. Top of cap is stamped with the word “JAPAN” and another illegible word (likely "MADE IN"). No other marks. (see 298065.275 and.277) In 1937, a tariff decision (no. 54387) reversed earlier decisions regarding the marking of ornaments with their country of origin, established in the 1890 MicKinley Tariff Act and the Smoot-Havley Tariff Act of 1930. The ornament itself now had to be marked with with its country of origin by stamping it into the cap or by way of tag or sticker.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornaments
date made
after 1937
place made
Japan
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0072
catalog number
298065.0072
accession number
298065
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
subject
Christmas
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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