Spice Box

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.
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Object Name
box, spice
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
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
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
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 Kenneth E. Jewett
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