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Tea caddy

Object Number: 
1951.36
Date: 
late 18th century
Medium: 
Tin: painted
Description: 
Tin tea caddy painted yellow with floral band around cover. Said to have been stolen by Hessian soldiers in the Revolutionary War from the Old House (Adam Mott House) at Port Washington, Long Island, and dropped and recovered by owners.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas Mott Fraser and Mrs. Cola G. Parker, in memory of their mother, Martha Mott Fraser
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group