Lard Tray

This tray was owned by the Copp Family of Stonington, Connecticut during the 19th century. The shape of the tray indicates it may have been used for better or lard.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1775
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 in; 3.175 cm x 16.51 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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