Tea Canister

Swelled- or rounded-top, japanned canister with friction-fit, low-domed, stepped cover stamped as one piece; half pound size. Canister is made in four pieces, the collar, rounded conical shoulder and cylindrical body have soft-soldered lapped seams; the shoulder and body are joined by a folded seam while the flat bottom has a folded edge. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, tea
date made
1850 - 1875
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior deocration material)
paint (exterior deocration material)
overall: 5 5/8 in x 3 in; 14.2875 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: Eastern United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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