Cylindrical container with a friction-fit, flat cover inset with floral beadwork wrought in shades of brown, gray and white against a medium blue ground. Cover and container are painted brown with gold penciling or bands. Both are made in two pieces, their sides have soft-soldered lapped seams while the lid top and flat bottom have folded edges. Cover has a rolled wire rim; top edge of container is folded with raised bead below. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
late 19th century or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
glass (beadwork material)
thread (beadwork material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 5 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 11.1125 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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