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Tea Box

Description

The body has a deep "U" shaped front, with a flat back and hinged slant cover and scrolled handle. It is all painted in red and decorated with gold and black striping and gold foliate devices over an arched bannerette with foliate ends inscribed "Ceylon" in black. And a gold and black edged octagonal reserve below.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Inscriptions
Printed on the front is: Ceylon .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
BOX, TEA
Floral
floral patterns
Painted
painting (coating)
tea caddies (containers)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
15 x 9 x 11 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1670
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11323

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Floral

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