- Half-sheet, oblong octagonal, japanned tray with a crystallized and painted well bordered by a wide white band with orange-red and yellow pear shapes flanked by brown-green, stepped-edge leaves along the straight sides and a two-part, orange-red peach or flower bud with curved, serrated-edge leaves on the short ends. Each angled corner has a line of orange-red dots and black dashes. Black veins and details, including squiggles filling the open spaces. Yellow apostrophe brushstrokes on tray sides. Made in one piece, cut and folded, with wire-rolled rim and flat bottom. Exterior painted black. No marks.
- Attributed to the Frederick Zeitz Tinshop, Philadelphia, PA.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1845 - 1875
- place made
- United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Physical Description
- tinned sheet iron (overall material)
- iron wire (rim material)
- asphaltum (overall decoration material)
- paint (overall decoration material)
- overall: 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 22.225 cm x 15.5575 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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