Small, cylindrical, black-japanned shaker with a friction-fit, low-domed, perforated cover and triangle-bent strap handle. Painted decoration includes an undulating or way red line accented by yellow dots around the cover and a thin yellow line above a wide yellow or white band around the base featuring a repeating pattern of three red cherries on a single stem attached to a seven-lobed green leaf; black veins and details. No marks.
One of a pair, 1990.0339.03-.04; .03 has more and larger holes, while .04 has fewer and smaller holes. Used as salt and pepper shakers.
Currently not on view
Object Name
shaker, spice
date made
ca 1930
date purchased
ca 1930
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
wire, iron (rim material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
average spatial: 6.5 cm x 5.7 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 1/4 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: Maryland
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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