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Tea caddy with case

1949.374AB (RS119493)

Description

A. Case: Round birch inlay at corner; ivory key hole on front. Hinged lid with central inlaid oval with scallop shell motif. B. Tea caddy: Pewter with hinged cover with scene of three Oriental figures surrounded by four diapered borders. Circular ring handle. Contains tea.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1890
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
CADDY, TEA
diaper patterns
mahogany (wood)
Orientalism
pewter (tin alloy)
tea caddies (containers)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
8.75 x 13 x 10.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.374AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7654

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