Tea Canister

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister
canister, tea
date made
1800 - 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
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
Europe
ID Number
DL*388492
catalog number
388492
accession number
182022
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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