Tea Steeper

Short, cylindrical, wire-rimmed vessel with a low-domed, flared-edge, hinged lid topped by a small scroll at front of rim. Tapered, D- or ear-shaped, wire-edged strap handle is soft-soldered to the body at its vertical, folded seam. Inset spout with plain-edged, U-shaped lip is also soft-soldered in place. Body perforated at spout. Flat bottom with folded edge. No marks. Interior stained.
Currently not on view
Object Name
steeper, tea
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in x 4 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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