This listing is for an outstanding piece of vintage toleware. This piece was painted by an expert hand in the late 1940s, on an older tin box or canister. The canister is very much like a tin spice box, but larger and much deeper. It's a large round box measuring 9 1/2" in height x 11" across. It has a fold down handle on top and a hasp but no latch on the front. The lid fits tightly and stays closed when lifted by the handle.
The tin is in excellent vintage condition. There is slight wear to the paint along the bottom edge. No hasp for the folding closure on the front. The tin is painted black with a band decoration in off white with red berries, green leaves, flourishes and a scalloped bottom. The lid is decorated with a repeating pattern of three flourishes, and a draped pattern on the top in red with green cross hatched lines and flourishes in between each section. This piece is from a private collection in Massachusetts which has never been offered for sale. This talented artist painted from the late 1940s through the 1960s and she was indeed quite talented. A wonderful piece of authentic American Folk Art from New England.