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Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of an animal. Missing head, probably a cat. Opalescent glass, opaque white body with pink back. The word “Gregg” is written in ink on top back in cursive, possibly “Greggory”, but the ornament is broken. Metal cap attached with bent wire hook inserted in top, with curled hook on top back of animal. No mark. Ornaments using similar molds were produced prior to 1940.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornaments
date made
1880-1940
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
green (overall color)
pink (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 8.255 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0201
catalog number
298065.0201
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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