A Pair of French Red-and-Gold Tole Peinte Covered Chestnut Vases


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The chestnut vase was a typical Dutch and English phenomenon. The vases always in pairs emerged in the last quarter of the 18th century. They were used during the evening meal to warm candied chestnuts to serve. At the tea they were used for chestnuts or glazed bricks ananas. The vases were put on the mantel to dry and to keep the chestnuts fresh.

  • Of helmet form
  • Red lacked
  • The tin chestnut vase with gold piping
  • Loose lid
  • The handles of ringed lion-masque form
Origin
The Netherlands
Period
Around 1775
Material
Tin
Reference
181-278
Sizes
51.5 cm

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