Tea Canister

Cylindrical, japanned canister gilt stenciled on front of body with "TEA" in an arched, scrolled surround from which hangs a vase of flowers draped with tassels; gold bands encircle the low-domed, hinged lid and domed shoulder. Lid is stamped as one piece with a small loop soft soldered on front opposite one hinge at back. Body has a vertical folded seam; attached top and flat bottom have folded edges. Bottom is stamped with the raised number "2".
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, tea
date made
ca 1900
Dover Stamping Company
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior finish material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 5 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 14.605 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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
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