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Decorative, round-cornered rectangular tray with shallow curved sides and flat well ornamented in low relief with conventional Japanese design of an asymmetrical branch of leaves and flowers resting on a flat piece of wood with raised grain. Cast iron, electroplated in copper and bright brass with golden-brown finishes. Interior sides and entire outside smoothed and polished. No foot ring. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
Magee Furnace Company
place company located
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
place foundry located
United States: Massachusetts, Chelsea
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
copper, electroplated (decoration material)
brass, electroplated (decoration material)
overall: 5/8 in x 10 in x 7 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 25.4 cm x 19.3675 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of the Magee Furnace Company
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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