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Circular container with cast openwork, friction-fit, hinged lid featuring a square-rigged, three-masted ship under sail travelling left in center medallion bordered by flowering vines and C scrolls. Die-stamped band of men and women engaged in agricultural pursuits underlined by a dot-and-pointed-leaf pattern forms container sides. Gold washed interior. Flat bottom is unmarked. Container collar is struck at sides of hinge "Germany" in sans serif letters and "800" next to a combined crescent moon and imperial crown (Reichsmark) and a raised gothic or German Renaissance "N" in pointed shield.
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Object Name
date made
post 1891
1893 - 1903
place made
Germany: Hesse, Hanau
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 1 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 8.5725 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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