Tea Canister

Description
This is a metal tea canister was owned by the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the 18th century. Metal tea canisters helped keep loose leaf tea fresh.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
place used
United States: Connecticut, Stonington
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 5.3975 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL*006739
catalog number
6739
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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