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Fry's Cocoa Extract

1998.1019 (RS23783)

Description

Tin canister advertising, on bottom, cocoa extract. Stylized Egyptian decoration on all sides and cap. Slightly domed top w/ circular removable cap. Green detail.

Details

Label
In exhibit: "Boston Close Up" at the SPNEA One Bowdoin Square Gallery, November 9, 1999 - February 12, 2000.
Maker
J.S. Fry & Sons (Maker)
Date
1878-1920
Inscriptions
Painted on bottom: [in part] ""Gold Medal, PARIS, 1878./ BRISTOL & LONDON./ J.S. FRY & SONS./ Try also Fry's Caracas Cocoa./ FRY'S COCOA EXTRACT""
Location of origin
Bristol & London, England
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
CANISTER, FOOD STORAGE
canisters
cookware
Painted
painting (coating)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
6.5 x 3 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1019
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
19260

Comments

I have a tin red #

AvatarPosted by Marlene Bonnell on February 28, 2016
I am trying to find the value of the tin I have.

Object appraisals #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on March 2, 2016
Thank you for your comment, Ms. Bonnell.

As a non-profit, collecting institution, Historic New England cannot ethically provide appraisal values for objects not in our own collection. I would recommend that you contact an antiques dealer or auction house in your area as they often have the best idea of the market value of objects.
Again, thank you for contacting Historic New England.

Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager