Glass Christmas Ornament

Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ellipsoidal shape with indented front and back, faceted star shape, molded edges. Iridescent yellow-gold. No cap attached, thin bent metal loop inserted into top for hanging. No mark. Germany produced similar fancy molded shapes prior to 1940, and those molds were often then reused after 1940.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornaments
date made
before 1903
place made
Germany
place used
United States: Tennessee, Knoxville
Physical Description
yellow (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 4.7625 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1981.0993.10
accession number
1981.0993
catalog number
1981.0993.10
Credit Line
Gift of Eloise R. Morris
subject
Christmas
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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