Pap Boat

Plain, small, handleless and rimless oblong bowl with wide, curved, U-shaped spout; broad flat bottom, no foot ring. Engraved on side to right of spout "JAJ" in conjoined foliate script. No other marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, pap
pap boat
date made
ca 1850
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 12.065 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.8575 cm
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 in; 12.065 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.54 cm
place used
United States: Virginia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of George W. Johnston
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