Tea Canister


Oblong hexagonal canister or caddy with overall, metallic red and gold patterns of dots inside circles on the flat cover top and shoulder, and of crosses inside clipped-corner squares on the cover sides. Friction-fit cover, container and collar have soft-soldered lapped seams; cover top, shoulder and flat bottom have folded edges. No marks.

Date Made: 1880 - 1920

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Europe

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.257491.0024Catalog Number: 257491.0024Accession Number: 257491

Object Name: canister, tea

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)enamel (exterior decoration material)gold (exterior decoration material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-01eb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_309605

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