[Sca-cooks] Fruit Paste - Boxes!

Elise Fleming alysk at ix.netcom.com
Sun Nov 26 09:31:48 PST 2006

Greetings!  Two people mentioned the lack of "period" fruit paste boxes. 
Some of the craft stores (such as Michael's) sell thin wooden boxes that
look very period.  They are usually round or oval and look like what I've
known as "Amish boxes".  They come with lids and are unpainted.  From what
I've seen in Dutch paintings of pastes in boxes, these are virtually
identical although they may be less sturdy than the painted ones seem to
be.  The modern ones are thin wood which is wrapped around and then the end
is tucked into the section it's overlapping.  Sometimes a small metal
(stud?) is used.  They aren't particularly cheap and the bigger ones become
increasingly more expensive ($10?) but should work if you want something
for display.

Alys Katharine

Elise Fleming
alysk at ix.netcom.com

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