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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Cozy, Tea


Accession number: 2005.043.001
Date: circa 1950
Materials: Fibre, cotton; Metal, ?;
Culture: Dutch
Narrative: This tea cosy was taken to Nova Scotia by the Van de Wiel family of Holland in the 1950's.  The family settled in the Beauly district of St Andrews, Antigonish County and they were dairy farmers.  Tea cosy was used for many years to keep the tea hot.
Description: Rectangular with rounded top; exterior cloth is gold coloured with decorative red, green and black trim around the base; serpentine metal handle at top with clasp closure; padded body of lthe cosy.
History of Use: A cosy is an insulated covering for a teapot to aid in keeping the contents hot while serving.