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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.
Currently not on view
date made
1850 - 1900
place made
United States
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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


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