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Making the most of metal work, the painted tinplate pieces of Toleware are a unique addition to the field of 18th and 19th century antiques. Taking their name in part from the French word "tôle," or "sheet metal," Toleware includes table service and household items crafted from decorated tinplate metal.

Toleware pieces were successful in part because of their combination of beauty and brawn. Crafted from metal, they could withstand wear and tear, but they were also elegantly decorated with painted motifs of fruits or flowers along with ornamental arabesques.

Adding to their elegance, some Toleware pieces were even finished with a black glaze, known as asphaltum, that allowed the piece to resemble a refined piece of lacquer ware. The versatility of the style, combined with its darling... Read more

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Toll Ware and lacquered coal bucket with a brass urn finial, ring handles a

March 20, 2018, 10:00 AM BST
Market Harborough, United Kingdom

£12 (starting bid)

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Sterling silver Tiffany Bowl

March 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Dedham, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Pr. French Tole Cache Pots

March 29, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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