Half-sheet, oblong octagonal, japanned tray with a crystallized and painted well containing a yellow, incurved-corner rectangular outline and bordered by a narrow red band and a wide white band with broad green rope strokes containing pairs of red slanted ovals and black hash marks on all four sides; each angled corner has a red swag with alizarin overtone and black squiggle below two yellow lines. Steep sides have a thick yellow band at rim. Made in one piece, cut and folded, with wire-rolled rim and flat bottom. Exterior painted black. No marks.
Painted tinware trays decorated with large red swag corners, such as those seen on this example, are unique to the Oliver Filley Tinshop of Bloomfield, CT, circa 1800-1846.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1800 - 1846
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (overall material)
asphaltum (overall decoration material)
paint (overall decoration material)
overall: 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 14.2875 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield
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accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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