Metalware

Rare, Intact Original Very Early 19th C Lantern

Small size, six-sided tin lantern.  Tin punched top in star pattern;  mica panes;  umbrella cap with rolled edge ring,  circa 1820.  Original condition with fully functioning original lift mechanism.
8.5″H x 4.5″W

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Tin Match Holder and Cookie Cutter

Two endearing 19th centurydomestic tin pieces:  a hanging match holder and a cookie cutter in the shape of a hand with a heart center.


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Two Charming Copper Chocolate Pots

Two early 19th century "chocolate" pots in copper.  One has shaped wooden handle, the other an integrated strap handle.

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Small Tin Candle Mold

Very small (5" tall) tin candle mold with strap handle.

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Copper Spread-Winged Eagle Weathervane

American, possibly Fiske & company, New York
Late 19th century/early 20th century
Full body copper with generous original gilt surface, case zinc arrow head
Fine condition, expected losses to gilt, verdigris surface

Dimensions: 23" h. (on stand), 24 1/2" w. (wings), 24" d.

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Decorated Toleware Box

9 1/2" wide, 7" tall, 6 1/2" deep.  Attributed to Filley family of Connecticut.  Provenance: Lewis Scranton.

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Decorated Tin Toleware Tea Caddy

Splendid tin toleware tea caddy painted with black asphaltum, then brightly adorned with floral motif.   Likely PA or NY.  Fine condition.   6 7/8" tall

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White Decorated Tin Toleware Box

4" long  X  2 1/2"  wide  X  2 1/4" deep toleware box, white base color (unusual in decorated tin),  Exuberantly decorated in floral motif on five sides.  Attributed to Mercy North of Fly Creek, New Jersey.  Provenance: Lewis Scranton.

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18th Century Skewers

Ornate skewer holder with seven individual skewers. 18th century. 11″ tall. Original condition. Blacksmith’s work on the skewer holder demonstrates exceptional artistic form.

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Rare 18 Century Keys

Five lock box keys, New England. 5″ to 7″ long. 18th century.

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Hearth Pie Lift


A rare New England hand made piece having two wrought iron tines, ~9″ long and a 21″ long maple handle. The blacksmith curved and hammered the ends of the tines to afford improved support for lifting pans. Fire/hand worn patina and incised rings on handle are rather special. Early 1800s. The role of the pie lift was to reach into the hot hearth and either turn or lift out pies cooked on the very hot hearth trivets. Excellent condition.

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Rare Ladle

Rare ladle with copper bowl. Pennsylvania, circa 1830. Incised hexagonal markings on handle, copper bowl attached to handle with three rivets, verdigris weathering. 3 1/2″ diameter bowl and 12″ long handle. Original condition, exuberant decoration.

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