Coffee or Tea Canister

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Green-painted and gilt-stenciled, conical- or steeple-top canister with friction-fit, flat cover; one pound size. Decoration includes a lyre flanked by scrolls on the body and a flower on the cover. Canister is made in four pieces, the collar has a soft-soldered lapped seam, conical shoulder and cylinder have vertical folded seams, and flat bottom is folded onto sides. Cover top is folded with a bead over the soft-soldered side. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
1850 - 1900
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 8 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 20.955 cm x 11.1125 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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