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Tea caddy

Object Number: 
1951.36ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 in. ( 11.4 x 10.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Hinged tin box painted with flowers, molded knob on lid, and key.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donors, this tea caddy was stolen by Hessian soldiers during the American Revolution from the Adam Mott House in Port Washington, Long Island, and was later dropped and recovered by the owners.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas Mott Fraser and Mrs. C. G. Parker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group