Tea Canister

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, tea
overall: 3 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 5.3975 cm x 3.81 cm
place used
United States: Connecticut, Stonington
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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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