Spice Box

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Description
Circular spice box with scrolled hasp lock on front, gilt brass post-and-bail handle encircled by a raised bead, gold band and red penciling on low-domed lid, and one hinge at back; golden-brown japanned exterior and interior. Contains seven, identical, cylindrical tins with low-domed, friction-fit covers, each gilt stenciled with the name of their contents: "ALLSPICE", "CINNAMON", "CLOVES", "GINGER", "MACE", "NUTMEGS", and "PEPPER".
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
maker
Dover Stamping Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (overall finish material)
paint (lid decoration material)
brass (handle material)
gold (handle gilding; stenciling material)
Measurements
canister: 4 1/16 in x 8 3/4 in; 10.31875 cm x 22.225 cm
skakers: 2 13/16 in x 2 9/16 in; 7.14375 cm x 6.50875 cm
ID Number
1988.0541.1
accession number
1988.0541
catalog number
1988.0541.1
Credit Line
Anonymous
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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