19th century tole tray


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19th Century

  • £137
  • €160 Euro
  • $181 US Dollar


Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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Hand painted tole tray with bronze accents. The central motif depicts a red-robed Chinese man in a garden setting with an exotic bird perched on his left hand and a pipe in his right hand. He is surrounded by assorted trees and shrubs with a few architectural elements visible in the distance. This vignette is enclosed by a single fillet while a more intricate decoration of interlocking vines runs fills the external border of the tray. Wear commensurate with age and use with some of the more external areas appearing slightly abraded.

Length 51 cm
Width 38 cm


19th Century

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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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