The 17th century equivalent of a lunch box. this antique pewter receptacle kept potables warm or cold over three hundred years ago . Long deemed highly collectible - similar vessels are owned by the best museums worldwide. Including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The original screw top features maker's hallmarks along with an embellished ring handle. Octagonal container has one panel engraved with a wreath containing the initials "I.N.M." and the year "1690". Measures 9.75" with ring upright x 5" in diameter. In very good antique condition. Features a level of patina and oxidation that comes with three centuries of use. Has a few random dents yet is still watertight. Along with a plethora of surface scratches including random inscribed letters, numbers, shapes, etc. See photos for details.

 

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17th Century German Pewter Octagonal Tea Canister

SKU: 0680
$795.00Price
  • In very good antique condition. Features a level of patina and oxidation that comes with three centuries of use. Has a few random dents yet is still watertight. Along with a plethora of surface scratches including random inscribed letters, numbers, shapes, etc. See photos for details.