American Folk Art Tole Tea Canister, painted, late 19th CenturyAmerican Folk Art Tole Tea Canister, painted, late 19th CenturyAmerican Folk Art Tole Tea Canister, painted, late 19th CenturyAmerican Folk Art Tole Tea Canister, painted, late 19th CenturyAmerican Folk Art Tole Tea Canister, painted, late 19th CenturyAmerican Folk Art Tole Tea Canister, painted, late 19th Century

This early New England tole tea canister (not a caddy), c1890, is from the rarely seen Kaufman Collection. It features red cherries with green leaves on a black background, highlighted with a deep mustard-coloured border, and with further mustard accents. For reference, see Coffin's 'American Country Tinware, 1700-1900'. In very good condition for age, with some wear. There are paint losses and crackling present. Diameter 4.25 ins x height 8 ins. (Height 22.8cm). This item can be seen in the book, "Antique Boxes - Inside and Out", on page 120.

Item ID: GEC-0079

American Folk Art Tole Tea Canister, painted, late 19th Century

$795 USD


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