Tea Caddy or Canister

Object Name: 
Tea Caddy or Canister

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Object Name: 
Tea Caddy or Canister
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.4.32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.25 cm; Body W: 6.5 cm, D: 9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1750-1775
Primary Description: 
Tea Caddy or Canister. Non-lead glass; colorless with faint green tint in thick base; body molded for octagonal form (chamfered-cornered rectangle) with rough pontil mark on base and with rounded sloping shoulder, wide short cylindrical neck with threads ground for screw-cap cover; shallow crudely-engraved decoration; on wide sides, conventionalized flower, leaf and scroll ornament and, on ends, another and simpler wavy line on corners; disc top screw cap.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S., Source
1945-03
to
1950-07-31
Allen, Russel G., Former Collection
Maclay, Alfred B., Former Collection
Material: 
The Alfred B. Maclay collection of rare and beautiful American glass (#4211) (1935) illustrated, #267, p. 55;