Tin ginger box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1906-1920

GUSN

GUSN-19255

Description

Square tin box, marked "Stem Ginger." Painted green with yellow print. Yellow border around lid. Vantine's trademarks on several places. Filled with early 20th century cake candle holders.

Details

Descriptive Terms

spice boxes
packaging
tin (metal)
Tin
BOX, SPICE

Label

In exhibit: "Boston Close Up" at the SPNEA One Bowdoin Square Gallery, November 9, 1999 - February 12, 2000.

Inscription

Painted: Top of box: ""STEM GINGER/ A.A. VANTINE & CO. IMPORTERS."" Front side: ""STEM GINGER/ TRADEMARK"" Right side: ""A.A. VANTINE & CO./ WHOLESALE/ NEW YORK"" Back side: ""CHINA & JAPAN/ INDIA & CEYLON/ TEA & CONDIMENTS/ AMERICAN CAN CO. 11A"" Left side: ""A.A. VANTINE & CO./ RETAIL/ Guaranteed...under the food and drugs act, June 30, 1906...""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

People and Organizations

A.A. Vantine & Co.

Maker

American Can. Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

3 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.1014

Places

New York state (United States)