Molasses Cup (Syrup Pitcher)

Conical, japanned and gilt-banded pitcher with an inset, V-shaped spout covered by a triple-raised, drop-shaped, hinged lid that is soft-soldered to a wire ring fastened to the tapered strap handle. Handle is soft-soldered to the body at its wire-rolled rim and folded vertical seam; V-shape spout and flat bottom are also soft soldered in place. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup, molasses
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (ring material)
asphaltum (exterior finish material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 4 13/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 9/16 in; 12.22375 cm x 13.97 cm x 9.04875 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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