Tea Canister

Oblong hexagonal canister or caddy with gold-colored, crystallized finish; circular opening. Friction-fit cover, container and collar have soft-soldered lapped seams; slightly rounded, overhanging cover top, flat shoulder and projecting flat bottom have folded edges. No marks. Loose tea inside.
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, tea
date made
1800 - 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 4 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
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 Dr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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