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Soldier's gourd spice container

Soldier's gourd spice container

Not quite four inches tall, this salt-and-pepper container was part of Matthais Schlinker's cooking set. It is made from a gourd, a type of vegetable that dries after harvest. This makes it relatively simple to use the gourd shell to make items such as bowls and containers.

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ca. 1861-1865
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St. Peter, Minnesota
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