Tea Box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-11323

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

Descriptive Terms

tea caddies (containers)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
floral patterns
Tin
Painted
Floral
BOX, TEA

Inscription

Printed on the front is: Ceylon .

Pattern

Floral

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15 x 9 x 11 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1670