Spice Tin

Spice Tin

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Description
Small, square, japanned container with a pyramidal or angled, hinged lid gilt stenciled "CLOVES" on top. Lid is made of one piece, cut and folded, with small clasp on front, molded bracket strap handle on top, and two hinges at back. Box consists of one piece for the sides with a folded rim and raised bead below, and an attached flat bottom with folded edge. Stenciled decoration faded and barely visible.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, spice
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 6.985 cm x 8.255 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
DL.257491.0027
catalog number
257491.0027
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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