Tea Caddy


Relief-decorated, oval, cylindrical container with friction-fit cover, the container engraved "KNR" in script on its flat shoulder. Side panels on container and top of cover feature a pastoral vignette of two women, one with book in her lap, sitting and listening to a man playing a lute in a garden. Container ends have three vertical panels, a buxom woman in corseted dress holding up her skirt at center flanked by military and musical trophies; the trophy panels are also used to form the cover sides. Underside of flat bottom is struck with an illegible pictorial mark, a conjoined "TS" flanked by pellets in shield and a sickle in circle.

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Hesse, Hanau

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.1703Catalog Number: 60.1703Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: caddy, tea

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 10.4775 cm x 9.2075 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5004-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_312422

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