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On view at the Museum: The Society Sector

A blue-collar worker's portable canteen

Contemporary Era, Asia

The four compartments in this dinner pail are used to hold various dishes, including soup. Dinner pails have become increasingly common in China since industrialisation.


  • Type: Food carrier
  • Place of origin: China
  • Materials and techniques: Enamelled tinplate
  • Date: circa 1965
  • Dimensions: H 56 cm; Ø 15 cm
  • Weight: 1.306 kg
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