Spice Box

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Circular, black-painted spice box with scrolled hasp lock on front, raised bead and gilt brass post-and-bail handle on low-domed top, and one hinge at back; golden-brown japanned interior. Both lid and box are made of three pieces: two halves joined by soft-soldered lapped seams for sides, and lid top and flat bottom with folded edges; lid has a wire-rolled rim while box has a folded rim with bead below. No marks. Contains seven spice tins, DL*257491.0036-.0042.
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior and interior finish material)
brass (handle material)
gold (exterior decoration; handle material)
overall: 4 in x 8 3/4 in x 8 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 22.225 cm x 21.2725 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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