Tea Canister

Tea Canister

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Oblong octagonal, japanned canister or caddy with circular opening, painted with pink roses on its sides. Friction-fit cover, container and collar have soft-soldered lapped seams; flat cover top, slightly-rounded shoulders and flat bottom have folded edges. No marks.
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Object Name
canister, tea
tin, tea
date made
1810 - 1830
place made
United States: United States, Eastern
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 4 3/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 11.1125 cm x 9.8425 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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