Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Mirrored red ball, hand-decorated as a Santa Claus face: white and black paper eyes, silver ball for nose, with foam mustache and red paper mouth. Top of ball is covered in mica and black sand or glitter. Cap is clear plastic, and reads: “WEST GERMANY/ D.G.M.a”. Cap was definitely made in Germany, ornament possibly as well. One of three (see DL*298065.373 and DL*298065.372).
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Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
Other Terms
Ornament; Decorations
date made
after 1945
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
red (overall color)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
plastic (hanger material)
metal (hanger material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 in x 2 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
Santa Claus
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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