Flour Shaker

Japanned shaker or dredger with friction-fit, low-domed, hand-perforated cover and circular ring strap handle attached just below the raised bead on cylindrical body. Cover is painted with a red-and-yellow pinwheel, while a band of red and yellow brushstroke swags circle the body. Cover and body both made of two pieces with soft-soldered lapped seams; top of cover and flat bottom of body are folded. No marks.
Attributed to the New York Filley Tinshop, started by Augustus Filley (1789-1945), of Lansingburgh, NY, circa 1814-1870.
Currently not on view
Object Name
shaker, flour
date made
ca 1820 - 1850
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 11/16 in; 8.89 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.82625 cm
place made
United States: New York, Lansingburgh
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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
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