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2013 Sterling Silver Star and Snowflake Christmas Ornament Set

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Price: $380.00 $165.00
Member Price: $342.00 $148.50

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For decades the Museum has offered collectible gold star and silver snowflake ornaments with a new design every year. Continue your own tradition, or start a collection for a loved one with this year's dazzling star and snowflake ornament set.

Our 2013 Sterling Silver Star Christmas Ornament is based on a decorative design in LOrnement Polychrome, a book of chromolithographs in the Museums collection, originally published in Paris in 1869. This vivid compendium by artist Albert Charles Auguste Racinet (French, 18251893) presents some 2,000 patterns from cultures around the world, adapted from a wide variety of sources. The basis for our annual star ornament is a color plate featuring stained-glass windows from the Middle Ages

Our 2013 Sterling Silver Snowflake Christmas Ornament is adapted from the rich floral pattern on a seventeenth- century Turkish textile in the Museums collection. Originally used as a yastik (cushion cover), the silk textile features a design of silver rosettes over a voided velvet ground. Within the rosettes, carnations and leaves radiate from eight-pointed snowflake designsthe basis for our stunning ornamentwhile pomegranates adorn the interstices.

Photo etched. Gift boxed with a protective velvet pouch. 3'' diam.

Star: Sterling silver with 18K gold overlay. Includes a gold cord for hanging.
Snowflake: Sterling silver. Includes a silver cord for hanging.

  • Photo etched
  • Gift boxed with a protective velvet pouch
  • 3'' diam.

  • Snowflake: Sterling silver. Includes a silver cord for hanging

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Description

For decades the Museum has offered collectible gold star and silver snowflake ornaments with a new design every year. Continue your own tradition, or start a collection for a loved one with this year's dazzling star and snowflake ornament set.

Our 2013 Sterling Silver Star Christmas Ornament is based on a decorative design in LOrnement Polychrome, a book of chromolithographs in the Museums collection, originally published in Paris in 1869. This vivid compendium by artist Albert Charles Auguste Racinet (French, 18251893) presents some 2,000 patterns from cultures around the world, adapted from a wide variety of sources. The basis for our annual star ornament is a color plate featuring stained-glass windows from the Middle Ages

Our 2013 Sterling Silver Snowflake Christmas Ornament is adapted from the rich floral pattern on a seventeenth- century Turkish textile in the Museums collection. Originally used as a yastik (cushion cover), the silk textile features a design of silver rosettes over a voided velvet ground. Within the rosettes, carnations and leaves radiate from eight-pointed snowflake designsthe basis for our stunning ornamentwhile pomegranates adorn the interstices.

Photo etched. Gift boxed with a protective velvet pouch. 3'' diam.

Star: Sterling silver with 18K gold overlay. Includes a gold cord for hanging.
Snowflake: Sterling silver. Includes a silver cord for hanging.





  • Photo etched
  • Gift boxed with a protective velvet pouch
  • 3'' diam.

  • Snowflake: Sterling silver. Includes a silver cord for hanging


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