- Japanned, dome-top box with scrolled hasp lock on front, circular wire ring handle on top, and two hinges at back. Box front and sides are painted with a yellow-bordered, scalloped white band overpainted with red scalloped flowers and pointed oval buds amidst two types of green leaves; black veining and pencilwork details. Lid top has yellow brushwork fans and four-dot diamonds bordered by two yellow crossed lines; lid front and sides with alternating yellow brushstrokes. Three-piece lid has a wire-rolled rim. Three-piece box has a top edge folded with wire bead below and a flat bottom. No marks.
- Attributed to the Upson Tinshop of Marion (Southington), CT, circa 1773-1837.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1800 - 1840
- place made
- United States: Connecticut, Southington
- Physical Description
- tinned sheet iron (overall material)
- iron wire (rims; handle material)
- asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
- paint (exterior decoration material)
- overall: 6 in x 8 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 22.5425 cm x 13.97 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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