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Tea Canister

Tea Canister

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Oblong hexagonal canister or caddy with overall, metallic red and gold patterns of dots inside circles on the flat cover top and shoulder, and of crosses inside clipped-corner squares on the cover sides. Friction-fit cover, container and collar have soft-soldered lapped seams; cover top, shoulder and flat bottom have folded edges. No marks.
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Object Name
canister, tea
date made
1880 - 1920
place made
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
enamel (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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