Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, mirrored silver finish painted yellow-gold top and bottom, silver band remaining in center with simple pink leaf design painted around center band. Metal cap at top, with bent metal loop and attached metal hook, cap is slightly crushed, and is stamped with country of origin, but illegible. Possibly Germany or Poland. 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
Other Terms
Ornament; Decorations
date made
after 1937
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
pink (overall color)
silver (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
sphere (ornament shape)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
2014.0004.023
catalog number
2014.0004.023
accession number
2014.0004
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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