Tea Steeper


Short, cylindrical, wire-rimmed vessel with a low-domed, flared-edge, hinged lid topped by a small scroll at front of rim. Tapered, D- or ear-shaped, wire-edged strap handle is soft-soldered to the body at its vertical, folded seam. Inset spout with plain-edged, U-shaped lip is also soft-soldered in place. Body perforated at spout. Flat bottom with folded edge. No marks. Interior stained.

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.238049.0001Catalog Number: 238049.0001Accession Number: 238049

Object Name: steeper, tea

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (rims material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in x 4 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.795 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-023b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_309644

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