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Spice Box

1991.369.1AB-9B (RS21501)

Description

(.1) Spice box with cover - Round bentwood form with fitted cover. Top and base secured with tin banding. Natural finish. Top and side stenciled with "Spice". Box holds set of eight cylindrical-form boxes. (.2- .8) Boxes - Each bentwood with fitted cover and tin banding. (.9) Bentwood box without a lid. Stenciled at top and side with name of contents.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Inscriptions
Impressed on base of each box: PATENT PACKAGE CO./NEWARK/N.J./PAT. AUG. 31, 1858 [in arched lines of type] Stenciled on top sode of each box: .1: SPICES .6: ALLSPICE .2: CLOVES .7: CINNAMON .3: NUTMEGS .8: PEPPER .4: MACE .9: GINGER .5: MUSTARD
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
bentwood
maple (wood)
stenciling
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
New Jersey (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bentwood
bentwood
BOX, SPICE
Maple
packaging
Possibly maple (wood)
spice boxes
Stenciled
stenciling
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
3 5/8 (H), 9 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.369.1AB-9B
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2352

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