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Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Heavy glass ball, flattened bottom, with heavy metal cap solidly attached at top, round loop for hanging. Hoop and cap have been painted gold. Ball is mirrored gold with “crackle” finish. Possible stamp on bottom of ball, but highly illegible. No other marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornaments
date made
1880-1915
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0282
catalog number
298065.0282
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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