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Caster

Caster

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Description
Mallet-shaped caster with projecting, rounded bottom edge and screwed-on, tall, cylindrical, perforated cover having an acorn finial, six columns of five pierced holes, and creased, faceted band at rim. Conforming, glazed white earthenware cup inserted in tapered conical lower half; underside is covered by a slightly convex metal disk and bottom edges of body folded under to hold in place. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
caster
Object Type
Shaker
date made
1840 - 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England
Europe
Physical Description
Britannia metal (overall material)
earthenware, lead-glazed (pearlware) (insert material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 in; 11.43 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.391782B
catalog number
391782B
accession number
71679
Credit Line
Gift of Gertrude D. Webster
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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