Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Half-sphere, with smooth exterior and faceted indent molded on one side. Exterior is painted blue, interior of indent is mirrored silver and pink. Metal cap at top with thin bent metal loop inserted and bent wire remnant of hook. No mark. Poland began exporting similar indented ornaments in the mid-1930s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Other Terms
Ornament, Indented; Decorations
date made
1890-1930
place made
Germany
Poland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
black (overall color)
blue (overall color)
silver (overall color)
white (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere, indented (ornament shape)
pink (overall color)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 4.1275 cm x 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0265
catalog number
298065.0265
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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