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Tea Canister

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The rectangular body has a molded base and a stepped lid hinged on the short side. It is constructed of scored, seamed sheet with an inset base. The foot rim consists of a thick molded wire. The cover is cast, with an applied molded wire rim.


ARMORIALS: engraved on front of canister, the arms of HAMILTON quartering DOUGLAS for the Dukes of hamilton, surrounded by the Order of the Thistle. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on bottom, 14 = 16


On undersid, lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter G;maker's mark P (Grimwade 2171);


William E. Godfrey, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, January 18, 1922, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

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Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English (London), 1722–23

Object Place

London, England


Height: 11.8 cm x width: 8.9 cm x 5.9 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.); diameter of foot: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.), weight: 447.9 gm (14 oz 8 dwt)

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