Half-sheet, oblong octagonal, japanned tray with a crystallized and painted well containing a yellow, incurved-corner rectangular outline and bordered by a narrow red band and a wide white band with broad green rope strokes containing pairs of red slanted ovals and black hash marks on all four sides; each angled corner has a red swag with alizarin overtone and black squiggle below two yellow lines. Steep sides have a thick yellow band at rim. Made in one piece, cut and folded, with wire-rolled rim and flat bottom. Exterior painted black. No marks.

Painted tinware trays decorated with large red swag corners, such as those seen on this example, are unique to the Oliver Filley Tinshop of Bloomfield, CT, circa 1800-1846.

Date Made: ca 1800 - 1846

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0119.04Accession Number: 1978.0119Catalog Number: 1978.0119.04

Object Name: tray

Physical Description: tinned sheet iron (overall material)iron wire (overall material)asphaltum (overall decoration material)paint (overall decoration material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 14.2875 cm x 21.59 cm


Record Id: nmah_308165

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