For decades the Museum has offered collectible gold star 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 ornament. Our 2013 Sterling Silver Star Christmas Ornament is based on a decorative design in L’Ornement Polychrome
, a book of chromolithographs in the Museum’s collection, originally published in Paris in 1869. This vivid compendium by artist Albert Charles Auguste Racinet (French, 1825–1893) 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
Sterling silver with 18K gold overlay. Photo etched. Includes a gold cord for hanging. Gift boxed with a protective velvet pouch. 3'' diam.