Fish Christmas Ornament

Fish Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a fish. Opalescent ground, painted bright pink body, blue eyes, lips, and fins, with molded scales. Metal cap attached at tail, with bent metal wire hook attached to a curled metal wire that protrudes from the fish’s tail. No mark. This ornament mold was used prior to 1940, but then reused since then, making it difficult to date.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornaments
Other Terms
Ornament; Decorations
date made
1880-1960
place made
Germany
Czechoslovakia
Austria
Japan
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
pink (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 4 5/16 in; 2.69875 cm x 10.795 cm x 10.95375 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0184
catalog number
298065.0184
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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