Molasses Cup (Syrup Pitcher)

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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
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History