- Half-sheet, oblong octagonal, japanned tray with a crystallized and painted well containing a yellow, incurved-corner rectangular outline and bordered by a narrow red band and a wide white band with broad green rope strokes containing pairs of red slanted ovals and black hash marks on all four sides; each angled corner has a red swag with alizarin overtone and black squiggle below two yellow lines. Steep sides have a thick yellow band at rim. Made in one piece, cut and folded, with wire-rolled rim and flat bottom. Exterior painted black. No marks.
- Painted tinware trays decorated with large red swag corners, such as those seen on this example, are unique to the Oliver Filley Tinshop of Bloomfield, CT, circa 1800-1846.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1800 - 1846
- place made
- United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield
- Physical Description
- tinned sheet iron (overall material)
- iron wire (overall material)
- asphaltum (overall decoration material)
- paint (overall decoration material)
- overall: 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 14.2875 cm x 21.59 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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