Spice Tin

Description
Cylindrical, black-painted container with friction-fit, low-domed cover faintly stenciled "(???)peper(?)" 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, spice
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior finish material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
DL*257491.0042
catalog number
257491.0042
accession number
257491
subject
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
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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