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Tea Caddy

1977.668 (RS116986)

Description

Oval cylindrical body decorated tea caddy; molded shoulders; circular lid; painted decoration on black ground with oval and round red fruit with yellow leaves; yellow leaf chain border around top of cylinder just below shoulder.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
CADDY
Chain
foliation (pattern)
Fruit
fruit
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Painted
painting (coating)
tea caddies (containers)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
6.25 x 4.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.668
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4427

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