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Spice Tin

Spice Tin

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Description
Cylindrical, black-painted container with friction-fit, low-domed cover faintly stenciled "(Cardam)om(?)" in gold across top. Cover and container are made in two pieces, one-piece sides have vertical lapped seams while cover top and flat bottom are attached with folded edges; container has plain rim with raised bead below. No marks. One of seven canisters with spice box, DL*257491.0035-.0042. Stenciled decoration barely visible.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, spice
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior finish material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
DL.257491.0039
catalog number
257491.0039
accession number
257491
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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