Spice Tin

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Green-painted, cylindrical container with friction-fit, low-domed cover bearing a red-bordered, white paper label inscribed in cursive script (in black ink) "Ground / Cloves"; contains spice. Cover and container are made in two pieces, one-piece sides have vertical lapped seams while cover top and flat bottom are attached with folded edges; container has plain rim with raised bead below. No marks. One of six canisters with spice box, DL*257491.0028-.0034.
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
paper (label material)
ink (label material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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