Metalware

Collection of Toleware Items

Miscellaneous 19th century painted toleware items includes two boxes, coffee pot, chocolate pot and candlestick.

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Heart-in-Hand Cookie Cutter

19th century tin cookie cutter in iconic Pennsylvania shape

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Heart in Hand 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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Small Tin Candle Mold

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

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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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Ember Carrier

The carrier was used to move hot ember from a fireplace to fireplace and ignite a new wood fire. Carrier is 6″ wide with 42 hand-punched holes while the hand carved handle 28″ long. Early 19th century.

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