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Spice Tin

Spice Tin

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Description
Cylindrical, japanned container with friction-fit, low-domed cover faintly stenciled "NUTMEG" across top. Cover and container are made in two pieces, one-piece sides have vertical lapped seams while cover top and flat bottom are attached with folded edges; container has plain rim with raised bead below. No marks. One of six canisters with spice box DL*257491.0103-.0109.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, spice
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
asphaltum (exterior finish material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 3 1/8 in; 7.62 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
DL.257491.0109
catalog number
257491.109B
257491.109B
257491.0109
accession number
257491
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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