Spice Tin


Green-painted, cylindrical container with friction-fit, low-domed cover bearing a red-bordered, white paper label inscribed in cursive script (in black ink) "Ground (crossed out) / Nutmeg / Whole"; contains spice. Cover and container are made in two pieces, one-piece sides have vertical lapped seams while cover top and flat bottom are attached with folded edges; container has plain rim with raised bead below. No marks. One of six canisters with spice box, DL*257491.0028-.0034.

Date Made: mid 19th to early 20th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesUnited Kingdom: England

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Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.257491.0029Catalog Number: 257491.0029Accession Number: 257491

Object Name: canister, spice

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)paint (exterior decoration material)paper (label material)ink (label material)Measurements: overall: 2 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 7.9375 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-2ecf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_309577

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