Single-sheet, oblong octagonal, japanned tray painted along the angled ends of the well with wide white bands containing garlands of oval red fruits or buds with alizarin and white overtones and pairs of yellow-highlighted, curved and pointed green leaves with parallel yellow side veins; black curved and crossed lines and dots. A yellow ribbon on straight sides of well and a yellow line around inside edge of design. Made in one piece, cut and folded, with folded rim and flat bottom. Exterior painted black. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1800 - 1850
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
asphaltum (overall decoration material)
paint (overall decoration material)
overall: 7/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 21.59 cm x 30.7975 cm
place made
United States: Maine
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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