Molasses Cup


Small, japanned, conical pitcher with an inset, V-shaped spout covered by a rounded, hinged lid connected to the tapered strap handle by a long triangular arm ending in a tiny scroll. Handle is soft-soldered to body at rim and vertical folded seam; flat bottom with folded edge. Later varnish or coating obscures decoration, which features a large, circular red flower below the spout flanked by two smaller buds, all three accented with curved, candy-striped white and alizarin overtones and surrounded by opposing groups of green and yellow leaflets. No marks.

Attributed to the Connecticut Filley Tinshop of Bloomfield, CT, circa 1800-1846.

Date Made: ca 1800-1846

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield

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Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.257491.0003Catalog Number: 257491.0003Accession Number: 257491

Object Name: pitcher, molassescup, molasses

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (rim material)asphaltum (exterior decoration material)paint (exterior decoration material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/8 in x 4 11/16 in x 3 in; 11.1125 cm x 11.90625 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_309651

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