Tea canister

Object Number: 
INV.8777b.1-2
Date: 
1900-1930
Medium: 
Metal (probably tin)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. ( 18.1 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on base: "N.V./NDERLANDSCH/SPEWERBOND"
Description: 
Cylindrical metal canister and lid impressed with alternating scenes of Asian women in domestic contexts with landscapes and Japanese-style scrolls as dividers; impressed inscription on base. Tinned sheet iron tea caddy, round with impressed scenes of Japanese women dressed in kimonos, one pair carrying objects through a pastoral landscape and another pair preparing a meal in a courtyard, separated by banners with abstract characters based on Japanese writing; lid tightly screwed on, with impressed decoration of abstract motifs repeated around edge; inscription on bottom.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group