Vintage Primitive Painted Tin Toleware Dark Yellow Deep Apple Tray Floral & Foliate Design Artist Signed
Description: A vintage (1967) painted tin or tole ware or toleware rectangular deep apple tray with high curved sides. This tin apple tray, or deep bowl, is painted with a dark, antique like, yellow background on the inside and outside, but not on the base. The base is painted with a dark lacquer like material. The inside of the tray is profusely decorated with green and red floral and foliate design on the side and the bottom. The tray has high and curved sides especially at the two ends. It has a flat base with curved sides ending with a rolled rim. The piece is made in the best tradition of primitive toleware similar to ware that was used in the 1700 and 1800 by the Pennsylvania Germans who lived in Lancaster County. This piece is obviously a more recent reproduction of old Pennsylvania toleware, is signed and dated by the artist who made it. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County Pennsylvania where it was probably made.
Size: Measures ~7" by 4 7/8" at the base and ~12 3/4" by ~8" on top. The piece is ~2 3/4" high and weighs almost 13 ounces.
Maker: R. E. Howes.
Marks: Signed R. E. Howes 1967 in black on the outside near the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice piece to add to your collection.
Condition: In very good condition, with minor scratches but no breaks or dents. It has minor losses of coloring especially along the outside of the rolled rim (see photos) but has no dings. It has no rust, no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The colors are still vivid and beautiful and the piece is very nice. The piece has a great look and would display very well in any collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
In Closing: This is a very nice piece, which would make a great addition to your collection.