What's the name for these tin(?) vases??

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Miscstuff, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Australia

    Apart from junk etc. what is the name for these vases? Think I have seen
    a similar style in Japanese vases but can't for the life of me remember.
    Only have the auction picture to go on at the moment but they feel and
    sound like thin sheet metal possibly tin and are hand painted. Largest is
    about 30cm high and although the tops look like they have wooden stoppers
    it's just painted metal and they are open. Quite a bit of “patina” on them and they
    are unlikely to be recent but I suspect they are a touristy item. There are no marks underneath. Anyone ID similar vases??

  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Made in China last week. :) Very Home Goods or Pier One.
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Tole is the word you're thinking of. And they do appear to be a recent Chinese decorative import.

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  4. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Australia

    Tole – That's the word. Found an exact shape match at 1stdibs who claim theirs are 19th century Indian and worth a fortune as usual.
    found one on pinterest that was vaguely close shape match

    I think I need more key words in the search parameter to do any better.
    Anyway got some better pictures. The bottom of these seems to have had
    a gold paint job that has been over painted black at some stage as the gold is
    much brighter in the chipped areas. Construction of the neck and lip of these can be
    easily seen in one of the photos as well as some of the internal rust.
    I was tempted to jump on the “made yesterday in China” bandwagon but on closer
    inspection I'm not so sure now.

    16cm High 13cm Round 0.24Kg
    22cm High 17cm Round 0.46Kg
    26.5cm High 20.5cm Round 0.6Kg


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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The paint treatment on the rims alone ...

  6. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Australia

  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it does have a similar look......but with no extended base...???
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