Spice Box

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Rectangular, green-painted box with a scrolled hasp lock on front, a raised, cyma-bracketed rectangle and gilt brass post-and-bail handle on stamped lid, and two hinges at back; golden-brown japanned interior. Both lid and box are made of five pieces with folded seams. Lid has a wire-rolled rim while box has a folded rim with raised bead below. No marks. Contains six spice tins, DL*257491.0029-.034.
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
asphaltum (interior decoration material)
brass (handle material)
gold (handle gilding material)
overall: 3 5/8 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 in; 9.2075 cm x 24.13 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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