Spice Tin

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Cylindrical, black-painted container with friction-fit, low-domed cover faintly stenciled "[W]hole Cloves" in gold across top. 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 seven canisters with spice box, DL*257491.0035-.0042.
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)
asphaltum (exterior finish material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 6.6675 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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