20 January 2001
A GROUP OF THREE BAND BOXES AND A CANTEEN
American, 19th century
The band boxes of lidded circular form, variously painted green, blue, and unfinished; the canteen painted blue and red with gold lettering "W.L.I.C." and "41"
3½in. high, 8½in. diameter the largest (4)
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