Tea Cannister

Tall, repousse chased, sexfoil or six-lobed container with a low-domed, crimped-edge, friction-fit cover. Both body and cover are covered with leafy spirals and scrolls against a textured ground; three scenes (of a house, swan swimming, and doe or fawn in forest) appear in central reserves on every other lobe. Underside of flat bottom is struck with a raised geometric figure in a square at center flanked by two arched stamps containing "A / 1 8 / 6 5" with a crossed circle between them.
Currently not on view
Object Name
caddy, tea
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 16.2 cm x 9.6 cm; 6 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in
overall: 6 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
Österreich: Wien, Wien
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Kate Session Marsh
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