Tea Canister


Oblong hexagonal canister or caddy with crystallized, metallic gold finish; circular opening. Friction-fit cover, container and collar have soft-soldered lapped seams; slightly rounded, overhanging cover top, flat shoulder and projecting flat bottom have folded edges. No marks. Loose tea inside.

Date Made: 1800 - 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Europe

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.388492Catalog Number: 388492Accession Number: 182022

Object Name: canistercanister, tea

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)paint (exterior decoration material)tea (contents material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.0325 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-b993-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_309607

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