Herb Steeper

Shallow bowl with a rounded bottom, stepped sides, and a flared, wire-rolled rim pierced with a hole through which a D-ring is attached that also had a small scoop with spade-shaped bowl and extended tab handle. Japanning on exterior and rim interior. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
steeper, herb
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (finish material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 in; 3.81 cm x 13.97 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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