Vintage Primitive Painted Tin Toleware Pennsylvania Dutch Coffee Pot Colorful Fruits and Leaves
Description: A beautiful vintage painted tin tole ware or toleware coffee pot having a goose neck spout and an applied handle. This coffee pot is painted with a black background on the exterior and then decorated with a red, yellow and green design depicting large red fruits with yellow highlights hanging on green stems with green leaves. This is a very typical Pennsylvania Dutch design of days gone by. The piece is decorated 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. The pot has a hinged lid having a central depression with a central finial. The lid is also decorated with a yellow foliate design. The handle is the pot has a larger portion to fit nicely in your hand and is decorated with yellow line. The inside is relatively clean but shows signs of rust while the bottom of the pot is lacquered. A beautiful piece of Americana worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown but possibly early to mid 1900s, could be much earlier.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where it was probably made.
Size: Measures ~10 1/4" high with the base being ~6 3/8" in diameter, and is ~10" at its widest including the handle and spout. The piece weighs slightly over one pound.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very nice vintage piece of primitive Americana to add to your collection.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition. The piece is intact with no break or repairs. The piece does not show dings and has minimum losses of paint. Although the piece is probably over 60 years old, it still retains most of its original paint and the colors are still fresh and vivid. It has a couple of minor scratches here and there, which can be seen in the photos. These mostly do not go completely through to the surface of the tin, but rather appear as a shadow. They also do not really distract from the beauty of the piece when you look at it. The paint has started to leather and bubble near the base, but is not flaking off and does not show any losses. A great a vintage primitive piece in absolute good condition worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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