Small, horizontally-seamed pitcher with an inset, V-shaped spout covered by a rounded, hinged lid with double-scroll knop and a tapered strap handle soft-soldered to body at rim and near middle. Lid connects to handle by a short triangular tab. Body is made from two truncated cylinders with vertical folded seams joined at their wide ends; flat bottom with folded edge. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup, molasses
date made
mid 19th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 13.335 cm x 10.795 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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