Tea Canister

Description
Oblong hexagonal canister or caddy with overall, metallic red and gold patterns of dots inside circles on the flat cover top and shoulder, and of crosses inside clipped-corner squares on the cover sides. Friction-fit cover, container and collar have soft-soldered lapped seams; cover top, shoulder and flat bottom have folded edges. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1880 - 1920
place made
Europe
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
enamel (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
DL*257491.0024
catalog number
257491.0024
accession number
257491
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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