Tole Painted Cigarette Tin, Signed and Dated 1949

Regular price $45.00

While there is a fair amount of toleware (painted tin, mostly boxes of various sorts) out there which I don't find very interesting, I'm a softie for especially carefully painted pieces like this cigarette box, which showcase the skillfulness of their makers, usually women. This very fine one, with lovely bouquet and pretty gold border, is justifiably signed on the back: Blanche Wood (what a name!) from Cornish, New Hampshire, 1949. Good for holding business cards, or q-tips, or whatever.

5 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 5/8". Very good condition, with a tiny bit of cracking to the paint visible on a few of the flowers, a bit of loss to the paint on the back side and a couple of small spots on the front visible if viewed from a certain angle, minor. Light wear to the interior. Closes tightly.