An amazing lithographed tin in the shape of a Chinese vase that was made around 1900.
An octagonal tin in the shape of a Chinese vase has been lithographed with panels of Chinese garden scenes, red dragons, flowers in pots, and connected by peony scrolling. The colors are vibrant and contrasting. The detail of the designs is very good with no mistakes. The neck of the tin is straight and round and ends in a flared round mouth. The lid forms the mouth, neck and shoulder. The interior of the lid has a panel across the bottom that forms a barrier to the inside of the body. The lid can be removed to gain access to this space. The base has a rust-colored felt cover.
There are no marks or labels.
10 1/8” (25.7 cm) tall x 3” (6.8 cm) wide x 3” (6.8 cm) long. Weighs 7.4 oz (210 g)
There is wear on the edge around the base, the edge of the shoulder and the edge that joins the vase body and top together. Inside the mouth has some wear. The inside of the container has rust spotting, but this is dark and so doesn’t show very much. Plus you’d only see it when the top is off. The paintings themselves are in fairly good shape, with only very superficial scratch on most panels. Only one of the narrow panels of a strange dragon with a man’s face has a few deeper scratches. Otherwise the piece looks complete and fresh.
An old tin to add to a collection or used as a decorative piece with Asian inspired themes.
European Lithograph Chinoiserie Tin Vase Canister Circa 1900