Silver container and lid owned by members of the Ellis family

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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (7 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm)
Type
containers
Place used
Orange County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
late 19th-early 20th century
Description
A silver container and lid. The bottom (a) and lid (b) are both circular with bulbous sides, though the bottom has a more gradual curve than the lid. The bottom has a beaded pattern around the lower edge and the lid has a beaded design around the top where the bulbous side meets the top. The initials [MM] or [WW] are engraved at the top center of the lid. Engraved on the lid is the text [STERLING / B1161M] with a bell under it.
Topic
African American
Domestic life
Families
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clara Ellis Payne
Object number
2012.42.8.4ab
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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