Measure or Mug

Japanned measure or mug with raised band near the top of its slightly tapered, cylindrical body and a tapered, D- or ear-shaped, strap handle soft-soldered at its wire rim and vertical folded seam; flat bottom with folded edge. Painted on front with a right-facing spray of three, circular, red fruit or flower motifs with white and alizarin overtones, the largest at center has yellow crosshatching and springs from a curved white stem surrounded by yellow and green leaflets. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1800 - 1850
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 4 9/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 11.58875 cm x 10.795 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Berlin
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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