Tole Painted Early Tall Olive Oil Can
We are calling this an olive oil can but really who knows. It could have been for car oil! What ever the original use, someone has taken it and transformed it into a wonderful decorative piece of tole ware. The opening at the top probably had a cork stopper as there are no threads for any sort of screw top. The piece was painted black and then tole painted with hearts and tulip sort of flowers. It has a Pennsylvania Dutch sort of look to the decoration. This is not a "thin" tin it has some weight to it, I do believe it's an early piece, not 1950s.
DIMENSIONS: 14 5/8" tall x 4 1/4" square
CONDITION: This can does show wear. It is an early piece of tole and does have some spotting and minor rust on the bottom. It shows well when on a shelf, but please, it is not new.