Lone Hand Western - Old West History

Vintage Containers

Vintage Chef carries antique containers in a varity of sizes and styles.

Vintage Chef provides period specimens including spice and coffee tins as well as other containers for the chuckbox or period camp.  Here you will find a wide variety of tin storage containers including the hard to find spice sets and tole painted specimens.  This tin ware is perfect for rounding out an accurate period camp kitchen.

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Tin Container - 1/2 Gallon
VU414
This is a beautiful example of tinware in a size that will work great in any chuckbox or kitchen. The detail on this container really makes it stand out. The embossed handle has rolled under edges and tapers from a width of 1 1/4” down to 1/2”. The container stands 8 1/2” high with a bottom diameter of 5 1/4” and holds a little more than 1/2 gallon. You would have to look far and wide to find a specimen that can match this one for quality – it even retains much of its bright tin finish.
Cream Can - Tin
VU413
A very nice tin cream can with two strap handles. This specimen displays beautifully and would make a wonderful storage container in any kitchen or chuck wagon. This specimen is free of dents and dings and has an interior that is very clean and free of rust. The strap body handle has a width of 1 inch at the top and tapers down to 1/2" at the bottom. The strap handle on the lid has a width of 3/4 inch and has rolled over edges. This container has a diameter of 4 1/2" and a height of 9 1/2".
Covered Pail - Tin
VU412
This is a nice covered berry bucket or lunch pail in Very Good condition. These pails make excellent storage containers for a chuckbox or in a period camp. This pail is of a larger size than you normally see with a diameter of 7” and a height of 5 1/2” to the top of the lid. The interior still retains much of its bright tin finish. These old pails are fun to collect and can serve a number of purposes in any home.
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item VU391: Spice Set SOLD
Here is a wonderful find, a Victorian spice set with an attractive asphaltum finish. This set has six individual containers that measure 2 3/4" high with a diameter of 1 3/4". The tray measures 5 1/2" by 3 3/4" with sides that measure 1". Spice sets are getting to be quite scarce, especially these smaller sized examples. A set this size tucks nicely in to a chuck box or camp kitchen and presents very well.
Click here to enlarge image and see more about item VU390: Tin Container - 1 Quart Tin Container
VU390
This is a very attractive One Quart tin container in Excellent condition. This canister still retains most of its bright tin finish and presents very well – the interior is as clean and bright as can be. Both the body handle and the lid handle have nicely folded under edges. The body handle tapers from 1 inch at the top to 3/4" at the base while the strap handle on the lid has a width of 1/4". The container stands 9" high to the top of the lid strap and has a bottom diameter of 4". This specimen would work great in any primitive camp or chuck wagon situation – or even as an accent piece in any kitchen.
  Tin Container Set
VU386
 This nice set of storage tins will work great for a primitive camp or chuck wagon situation. All of these tins are in Very Good + condition and have clean interiors. The lard pail stands 5" high and has a diameter of 6 1/2". The sorghum pail stands 5 1/2" high with a diameter of 5". The small square tin measures 3 3/4" by 3 3/4" and stands 1 1/2", while the rectangular tin measures 4" by 2 1/2" and stands 2 1/2" high. Tins like these are getting to be very difficult to find – especially in a condition this clean. The darkened tin patina has the appearance of old pewter – very attractive.
Crock - Salt Glaze
VU385
 This is a very attractive Salt Glaze crock that will work great to hold a large sourdough culture. This crock is in Very Good + condition and is free of any cracks. The nice wide top allows easy access to your starter, sugar, etc. The crock stands 7 1/2" high and has a bottom diameter of 7". The top of the crock has an opening with a diameter of 5 1/4".
Match Safe - Tin SOLD
Here is a wonderful find that will look great in any vintage kitchen or in a chuck box. This tin match safe has the attractive patina of 130 year old tin and is embossed with “Patented July 16 78”. The hinge on the lid is still nice and tight and the striker on the bottom of the safe is nice and clean. This match safe measures 3” high by 4 ¼”wide and 2” deep. Match safes of this style are getting to be increasingly difficult to find and this specimen would make a beautiful addition to any collection or historical presentation.
Jar - Oil - C. Riessner SOLD
This is a vary scarce, museum quality, C. Riessner and Co. Oil Jar in excellent condition. This beautiful jar and tin carrier would make a perfect addition to any chuckbox or historical re-enactment. The tin carrier has pillared sides and two windows to allow a visual measurement of the jar contents. The jar lid still has the faint image of a logo as well as the patent dates of March 30, 1852 and March 30, 1872. The beautiful blue glass jar can slide out of the tin carrier and is actually double embossed on its bottom with “C. Riessner & Co. - NY - PAT - FEB 12, 78”. This would make a great molasses or honey jar in any kitchen or make a beautiful accent piece in any room. The entire specimen has a height of 6” with a bottom diameter of 4 ½”.
Tin Container - Calumet SOLD
This is a nice Calumet Baking Powder storage tin in Very Good condition. With its bright tin, the container presents very well. The lid is pierced with two tiny holes and is embossed with “Calumet Baking Powder - Absolutely Pure - 1 lb - Made In U.S.A.” and the lid is of a style that works perfectly for a biscuit cutter. The tin Stands 5 1/4” high with a diameter of 2 7/8”.
Tin - Calumet Baking Powder SOLD
This is a nice Calumet Baking Powder storage tin in Very Good condition. With its darkened tin, the container presents very well. The lid is embossed with “Calumet Baking Powder - Absolutely Pure - 1 lb.” and the lid is of the old style that works perfectly for a biscuit cutter. The tin Stands 7” high with a diameter of 3”.
Calumet Baking Powder Tin Calumet Baking Powder Tin
VU357
This is an Calumet Baking Powder tin in Good condition. This nice little, darkened tin, 4 ounce can has an embossed lid that says “Calumet Baking Powder - 4 oz. - Made In U.S.A. - Absolutely Pure”. This is just the right size to hold spice or seasoning in a chuck box or to use as an accent piece. The can stands 3 ¼” high with a diameter of 2”.
Bottle - Charles Asprey Bottle - Charles Asprey - Circa 1891
VU356
This is a beautiful, Charles Asprey, bottle with paneled sides in Excellent condition. The bottle stands 5” high and has a diameter of 1 1/4”. The ten panels have nice crisp edges and add a nice flair to the bottles appearance. 1 panel has a slight fleabite to its edge. The silver around the mouth of the bottle is threaded and the British hallmark on the cap adds an elegant touch. This attractive little bottle would make a nice accent piece in any room or make a wonderful condiment bottle.
Bottle Bottle
VU354
This is a beautiful bottle with paneled sides in Excellent condition. The bottle stands 5” high and has a diameter of 1 5/8”. The ten panels have nice crisp edges and add a nice flair to the bottles appearance. The silver around the mouth of the bottle bears an English hallmark. This attractive little bottle would make a nice accent piece in any room or make a wonderful condiment bottle.
Bottle Bottle
VU355
This is a beautiful bottle with paneled sides in Excellent condition. The bottle stands 5 1/4” high and has a diameter of 1 7/8”. The ten panels have nice crisp edges and add a nice flair to the bottles appearance. The silver around the mouth of the bottle adds an elegant touch. This attractive little bottle would make a nice accent piece in any room or make a wonderful condiment bottle.
Tin Container -  Starch Tin Canister - Starch
VU333
Here is an attractive large sized tin container in Good + condition. This attractive container is stenciled with the word Starch and has the pleasing patina of old tin. It even has its original hasp intact. A container such as this would be perfect for holding your sugar or bench flour in a chuckbox or period kitchen. The container has a height of 7” and a diameter of 7 ¼”. Specimens like this are very scarce and make perfect additions to any collection of antique tinware.
Spice Set SOLD
Vintage & gorgeous, early Fries spice box of japanned tin with lacquered interior and all six original spice canisters inside. Still in outstanding overall condition, this beautiful Spice Box still has the original, gold painted handle on top as well as the lifting front latch. Depth is about 4" and the Box measures approx. 10" wide by about 6 3/4" front to back. The set still has the original, japanned exterior finish with fine gold pin-striped line decorative motif on both top & sides, just as you'd expect on a 19th Century Spice Box. Front latch swivels upward & lifts lid to expose a beautifully japanned interior and all six original, stenciled Spice Canisters with original finials, hinges and plus clean tinned interiors. These individual Spice Canisters are clearly marked with gold painted labels reading: "Ginger" ... "Pepper" ... "Cloves" ... "Allspice" ... "Cinnamon" ... "Nutmeg". Individual canisters are beautifully japanned in a deep reddish "root beer" color as is the interior of the Spice Box itself. The canisters all have sturdy hinges. The small spice canisters measure about 3" by 3" and stand 2 1/2" tall to top of the Spice Box rim as can be seen in the photos, with decorative finials adding another 1/2". About as complete and gorgeous as these Antique Spice Box sets ever get after a Century of honest use.
Pail - Covered Pail - Covered
VU329
This is a nice covered berry bucket or lunch pail in Very Good condition. These pails make excellent storage containers for a chuckbox or in a period camp. This pail is of a larger size than you normally see with a diameter of 7 1/8” and a height of 5 1/2” to the top of the lid and has a capacity of around 1 gallon. The interior still retains a nearly all of its bright tin finish. These old pails are fun to collect and can serve a number of purposes in any home.
Tin Container SOLD
Here is a wonderful assortment of tin containers in Very Good condition. This collection of 6 tin containers will make a great addition to any chuck box or other situation needing vintage closeable storage. The collections consists of two large containers measuring 8 ¼” high by 6 ½” wide by 4” deep - two Sprague Warner coffee tins measuring 5 ½” high by 4 ½” diameter - one Dr. Price’s Cream Baking Powder tin measuring 4 ¾” high by 3” diameter and one Arthur L. Mulvany marshmallow tin measuring 2” high by 4 ¼” diameter.
Crock SOLD
Here is a nice lidded crock in Very Good condition. This specimen has an attractive dark brown glaze and the crock has a good heft to it. The crock is free of any cracks and has only two chips to the throat. With a height of 7” and a diameter of 5” the crock is a nice size for a chuck box or kitchen and would work great for salt or sugar.
Tin Container - J Hall Rohrman Tin Container - J Hall Rohrman
VU326
This is a very nice Rohrman and Son lidded tin container in Very Good condition. J. Hall Rohrman operated during 1800’s in Philadelphia, PA. Rohrman was contracted to make over 200,000 tin canteens by February 16,1864 for use during the Civil War. This container is constructed of heavy tin and has a very nice hinged lid and clasp set at an angle on the front. The interior of the container still retains most of its bright tin finish - the exterior still shows remnants of the original paint and has the attractive patina of very old tin. This container has a height of 7 3/4” and a depth of 8”. This would make a wonderful bin to hold bench flour or sugar in a chuck box. Bins like this are scarce and will hold their own in any collection of antique tin ware.
Crock Crock
VU325
This is a beautiful lidded crock in Excellent condition. This attractive crock has an attractive brown glaze that is free of any cracks, crazing or chips and has a capacity of approximately 1 gallon. The sides and shoulders are gently tapered and give the crock a very nice appearance. This crock would make a great sourdough crock for a chuck box or a storage crock in any kitchen. The crock has a bottom diameter of 7” and a height of 7 ½”.
Apothecary Jar Apothecary Jar
VU316
This is a very nice Apothecary Jar in Excellent condition. This jar is made of thick glass and weighs in at over 4 ½ pounds - the lid and jar are free of any cracks or chips. The jar, with its paneled side, presents very well and will hold its own in any glass collection. The height of the jar is 11” to the top of the lid and the jar has a bottom diameter of 4 ¾.
Cruet - Vinegar Vinegar Cruet
VU315
Here is a very attractive Vinegar Cruet in Excellent condition. This nice cruet has a capacity of one pint and still has a nice glass stopper. With its paneled sides and stopper this cruet presents very well and would look great in any kitchen or on any table. The cruet stands 8 3/4” high – the the top of the stopper and has a bottom diameter of approximately 3”.
Box - Yeast Foam SOLD
Here is a nice Yeast Foam box in Very Good condition. This attractive box still has nice clear printing on all sides – the long sides state “Yeast Foam contains live yeast on products of corn, rye, malt, hops, and flavoring. Manufactured By Northwestern Yeast Co., Chicago Ill. 1 ½ Dozen Packages Each 2 Oz. Net.” Each of the box ends state “Eat Yeast Foam” and “Yeast Foam – Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.” The box measures 8 1/2” by 5 1/4” with a height of 3 1/4”. With its attractive “old wood” patina, this box would look great as an accent piece in any room or work nicely as a utensil container in a chuckbox.
Stoneware Jug - Brown Glaze Stoneware Jug - Brown Glaze
VU307
Here is a beautiful, 1 gallon, brown glazed jug in Excellent condition. This little gem is free of any chips or cracks and it still sports a nice bright glaze with no crazing. Note the beautiful swirl pattern in the glaze on the bottom of the jug and the nice, wide applied handle. The jug has a bottom diameter of 7 1/2” and a height of 8 1/4” - the handle has a width of 1 3/8”. This would make a great addition to any collection of early stoneware.
Lunch Pail or Berry Bucket SOLD
This is a nice covered berry bucket or lunch pail in Very Good condition. These pails make excellent storage containers for a chuckbox or in a period camp. This pail is of a larger size than you normally see with a diameter of 7 1/8” and a height of 5 1/2” to the top of the lid. The turned, black painted handle is in excellent shape with no chips or cracks and still retains a nice shine. The interior still retains a good deal of its bright tin finish. These old pails are fun to collect and can serve a number of purposes in any home.
Tin Container - Arbuckle Brothers SOLD
Here is a great find – a very scarce Arbuckle Brothers tin container in Very Good + condition. When a person is able to find these great tins they are seldom in a condition this good – with a bright tin exterior and a near mint interior. This tin would have held the equivalent to a pound of coffee or other product and is the perfect container for a chuckbox or period camp. The measures 4 ¼” wide by 2 3/4” deep and stands 6” high.
Tea Jar - Hoosier SOLD
This is a very attractive Hoosier Tea jar with lid in the Colonial with script pattern. This nice collectible jar free of any chips . The glass is very attractive with small bubbles and character galore. The jar stands 4 3/4" tall with a diameter of 3".
Tin Container - Tea SOLD
A tole tea tin, in Good condition, with the word TEA emblazoned on the front. This tin has a dark asphaltum finish and really shows its age. This large sized tin has a diameter of 5/1/2”, a height of 7” and would be great for holding seasoning in bulk. With its interesting patina this specimen is striking in it's appearance and would look great in any chuckbox or period country kitchen.
Tin Biscuit Box - McVitie & Price SOLD
Here is a nice McVitie & Price Biscuit Tin in Excellent condition. This tin is just the right size at 8 ½” by 9” by 2 1/4” to hold a flatware assortment in a chuckbox. It would also make an attractive accoutrement in any style room or period camp. This is clean specimen with no rust.
Spice Set Spice Set
SS07
This is a beautiful example of an early spice box in Excellent condition. With it's asphaltum paint and gold stenciling this box presents wonderfully. The box is constructed with a hinged lid on either side of the handle that can be lifted to reveal separate compartments. The six compartments are labeled Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice, Mustard, Ginger. The details on this spice box are very nice with even the handle having the lightest touch of gold trim. Both of the tin covers open and close freely and there is no sign of rust on the entire specimen. The box has a length of 9” and a depth of 6 1/4” the height is 4 1/2” not including the 3/4” wide handle. It is very seldom that you find a spice box of this style in a condition this pristine – this specimen is a real gem.
Fire Bucket Fire Bucket - Covered
VU265
This is a beautiful example of a galvanized and painted covered fire bucket in Very Good + condition. This wonderful specimen is in the shape of a “Dutch” bucket and is free of any rust. The muted red paint has been embellished with two hand painted gold bands with black pinstripe placed around both the bottom and the top of the bucket. The turned, black painted handle is polished from years of use and the distressed red paint gives this bucket character galore that would present very well in any room. The bucket has a height of 12” to the top of the handle on the lid and has a bottom diameter of 8 3/4” with a top diameter of 12”. Buckets like these are scarce and very collectible.
Wire Ware Basket Wire Ware Basket
VU268
This is a very nice, circa 1875, wire basket in Excellent condition. Baskets of this type were very popular during the period following the Civil War. This specimen still retains a good percentage of its bright tin finish and displays quite nicely. The basket has an overall height of 5” with a diameter of 4”. This would make a wonderful addition to any collection of vintage baskets.
Apache Basket Apache Basket
AB01
This is a wonderful example of a Southwestern, Native American coiled work basket - Apache - In Excellent condition. The basket has gently tapered sides and has a bottom diameter of 5” increasing to a top diameter of 6 1/2”. The height of the basket is 2 1/2” with an overall height of 6” to the top of the handle. The basket presents beautifully with it's muted earth tone colors and has a little soiling to the inside of the basket. There are two spots to the top rim of the basket that are missing the overwrap on the bundle each of these two spots are about 1/2” in length. These spots may have been part of the original weaving.
Spice Set SOLD
This is a beautiful, tole painted spice set in Excellent condition. This one of a kind little gem is a wonderful example of tole painting and could be considered a piece of art. Open the lid and you will find 5 different containers labeled Cloves, Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg and Ginger. This set still has the original nutmeg grater too. Even the hasp is intact. The spice set has a height of 3 1/2” and a diameter of 7 1/4”. Each of the spice tins measure 2 3/4” in height with a diameter of 2 1/2”. What a perfect accent piece for any room!!!!
Tin Container SOLD
Here is a nice tin container with soldered seams in Very Good condition. The container displays very well with its darkened tin finish and pleasing patina. This style of tin works great for any chuck wagon or period camp situation. The tin stands 7 ½ high with a base diameter of 4 1/8”. Tins like these are getting to be increasingly difficult to find especially in a condition this good.
Bean Pot - Monmouth Western Bean Pot - Monmouth Western
BP01
This is a very nice, smaller sized Monmouth Western bean pot in Excellent condition. This pot is as clean as can be and has a very nice shine to the glaze. It if free of any crazing or cracks and has only one small abraded area on the bottom rim. The pot stands 5 1/4" high without the lid and has an overall width of 7 1/4" handle to handle.
Spice Set SOLD
This is a lovely Japanned Tin Spice Tray and 6 Small Spice Canisters in Very Good + Condition. The set dates between 1860 to 1870 and is described on page 504 of "300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles" by Linda Campbell Franklin. The tray measures 5-1/2" long by 3-3/4" wide by 1" high at the sides with a long nicely arched strap handle going from one end across the top and down to the other end. The height to the center of the handle is 4". The handle has rolled over edges. Each individual spice canister measures 1-3/4" in diameter, stands 3" high and has a removable convex top. The set is in wonderful condition with no dents, chips, splits, rust or loose solders. The tin shows some loss of Japanning, most noticeable on the tops of some tins and on the underside of the tray from surface movement. All the tin shows that wonderful rich patina that aged Japanning gets. This is truly a lovely Spice Tray with 6 Small Spice Canisters that would look great in any chuck box or vintage kitchen.
Match Safe - Bryant & May Match Safe - Bryant & May
VU251
This is a Bryant & May Limited match safe in Very Good + condition. Bryant and May was a partnership formed in 1843 in London and they imported and manufactured both safety matches and the older style Lucifer sticks. They were influential in fighting against the dreadful disease known as Phossy jaw which was caused by the white phosphorus used in the manufacture of the early matches. This nice little match safe has a flip open top embossed with the words Bryant & May Limited and one face of the box is a match striking surface. The safe measures 1 7/8” by 1 1/4” and has a depth of 1/2”.
Demijohn - 1 Gallon SOLD
This is a beautiful 1 gallon Demijohn made of aqua colored glass. The bottle is blown in mold with an applied lip and the glass is wonderful to look at with its waves, bubbles and character. The bottle is free of any chips or cracks and presents beautifully with its height of 15” and diameter of 5 ¾”.
Crock - 1/2 Gallon Indian Head SOLD
This is a crock, in Excellent condition, that is just the right size to keep a sourdough culture. This ½ gallon crock features an Indian head within two circles. The bottom has the numbers 2-9 and what appears to be the letter “t” impressed into the clay. The crock stands 6” high with a diameter of 6”. This crock is free of any cracks with the exception of some interior crazing. There is one little blip on the side of the crock that occurred during firing and a small chip about ½” in length on the bottom rim. This is a very attractive crock that would look great in any kitchen stetting.
Wall Box - Candle Box SOLD
Here is a wonderful primitive wall box made of plain sawn maple. This specimen has abundant character with patina common to very old wood and the satiny smooth feel indicative of years of use. This little gem is assembled using small square nails the size of brads and the fancy cut out on its top adds just the right touch. Even the hole used to hang the box from the wall is uneven and shows years of use. This would make a great catch all in any room and it displays very well. The box is 12” wide and stands 4 ½” high with a depth of 5”.

Hoosier Jar - Allpsice SOLD
This is a very attractive Hoosier Allspice jar in the Colonial with script pattern in Very Good + condition. This jar is free of any chips and has the original aluminum top that still retains much of its bright finish. The glass is very attractive with small bubbles and character galore. The jar stands 4 7/8" tall with a diameter of 2 1/2".
Hoosier Jar - Ginger SOLD
This is a very attractive Hoosier Ginger jar in the Colonial with script pattern in Very Good + condition. This jar is free of any chips and has the original aluminum top that still retains much of its bright finish. The glass is very attractive with small bubbles and character galore. The jar stands 4 7/8" tall with a diameter of 2 1/2".
Hoosier Jar - Soda SOLD
This is a very attractive Hoosier Soda jar in the Colonial with script pattern in Very Good + condition. This jar is free of any chips and has the original aluminum top that still retains much of its bright finish. The glass is very attractive with small bubbles and character galore. The jar stands 4 7/8" tall with a diameter of 2 1/2".

Tea Jar - Hoosier SOLD
This is a very attractive Hoosier Tea jar with lid in the Colonial with script pattern. This nice collectible jar free of any chips . The glass is very attractive with small bubbles and character galore. The jar stands 4 3/4" tall with a diameter of 3 1/4".
Hoosier Glass - Salt and Pepper Shakers SOLD
This is a very attractive Hoosier salt and pepper set in the Colonial with script pattern. These wonderful shakers are free of any chips and have the original shaker tops with the slider to open and close the shaker holes. The glass is very attractive with small bubbles and character galore. The jars stand 4 3/4" tall with a diameter of 2 1/2".
Dental Snuff Tin SOLD
A dental snuff tin in good condition. Dental snuff was used in the past as a toothache remedy. This wonderful little snuff tin has a lid embossed with the words - Dental Snuff - along with the picture of a tooth. The darkened tin has a pewter like patina and the interior has a little cleanable rust. This would make a great little storage tin for re-enactors.
Tin Container SOLD
This is a nice square shaped spice or tea tin with a very clean interior. This little tin stands 4 1/2" high with a width of 2 1/2" and would be the perfect addition to any chuck box or period kitchen.
Tea Tin - Tole Painted SOLD
Here is a tole painted tea tin in Very Good + condition. This tea tin has an attractive copper colored japanned finish with the word “tea” surrounded by a wreath design on its front. It also has three hand painted highlight lines going around the perimeter of the tin. This little gem is free of any rust or dings and has only minor chipping to the finish. These are hard to find in a condition this clean.
Antique Spice Set SOLD
Here is a beautiful early spice set in Excellent condition. The exterior of this set sports a gold oriental motif stenciled on an asphaltum finish. This detailed motif is featured on the top and three sides of the spice box and is very clean and free of any scratches. The hasp assembly and hinges on this spice box are intact and function perfectly. The interior of the box is in near mint condition and is finished in a wonderful copper colored japanned finish. Each of the six individual spice containers is stenciled in gold with the following spice names: Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice and Mace. The interiors of the individual tins still retain their bright finish and all of the tins are free of scratches or dents. This wonderful specimen stands 3 ½” tall by 9 ¼” X 6”. Each of the tins stands 2 7/8” tall with a diameter of 3”. Spice sets of this vintage, in a condition this good, are a rare find and this museum quality specimen would will hold it’s own in any collection.
Antique Spice Set SOLD
From estate in New England: Vintage & gorgeous, 19th Century Spice Box of painted tin with lacquered interior and all six original spice canisters inside. Still in outstanding overall condition from rural New England, this beautiful Spice Box still has the original, red painted handle on top as well as the lifting front latch. Depth is about 4" and the Box measures approx. 9 1/2" wide by about 6 1/4" front to back. Still has the original, black asphaltum exterior paint with fine red and gold pin-striped line decorative motif on both top & sides, just as you'd expect on a 19th Century Spice Box. Front latch swivels upward & lifts lid to expose a beautifully japanned interior and all six original, stenciled Spice Canisters with original floral finials & flip latches plus bright tinned interiors. These individual Spice Canisters are clearly marked with gold painted labels reading: "Ginger" ... "Mace" ... "Cloves" ... "Allspice" ... "Cinnamon" ... "Nutmegs". Individual canisters are beautifully japanned in a deep reddish "root beer" color as is the interior of the Spice Box itself. Canisters feature "L" shaped, tin flip latches on hinges which are still intact & functional, as are the matching, flower shaped finials on top of each one. The small spice canisters measure about 3" by 3" and stand 2 3/4" tall to top of the Spice Box rim as can be seen in the photos, with decorative finials adding another 1/2". About as complete, undamaged, and gorgeous as these Antique Spice Box sets ever get after a Century of honest use. The front latch is missing the catch which would be a relatively easy repair to make.
KC Baking Powder tin with intact label. SOLD
An attractive specimen with it's original paper label still intact.  Lid states "KC Baking Powder 25¢ - Same Price Today As 44 Years Ago."  A great conversation piece that will look good in your chuckbox or kitchen.
Antique Tole Tea Tin

SOLD

A nicely patinated antique tole tea tin with a stylized letter T and surrounded by a floral pattern.  It still has it's lid too.  

 

Antique Tole Tea Tin

SOLD
A tole tea tin with the word TEA emblazoned on the front along with Greek key trim on the top and bottom.  This large sized tin would be great for holding seasoning in bulk.  This specimen is striking in it's appearance. 

Antique Tole Coffee Tin

SOLD
A tole coffee tin that works as the mate to the tea tin illustrated above.  The word COFFEE is stenciled on the front along with a Greek key design on the top and bottom of the specimen.  A very nice dark brown patina and clean interior.

Embossed Tin Containers SOLD

A very interesting and attractive set of 3 embossed tin containers. All three of these containers have an intricate design resembling Greek key banding and elaborate embossing to the top.
Antique tin cream can. SOLD

A nice specimen in excellent condition.  Stamped with a number 2 on the front of the can.  Both the lid and the bail are intact on this early piece.  This makes a great general purpose storage container.
Vintage tole spice set in excellent condition.

SOLD

A tole spice set in excellent condition and complete with all seven spice containers.  Very seldom will you find a set as nice as this with an attached hasp and un damaged hinge.  This spice set is a real attention getter.

Vintage Spice Set SOLD

A hard to find vintage, tole spice set in in good condition. This set has a nice cream color with a pleasing patina and contains six individual tole spice containers stenciled with the spice names Cloves, Nutmeg, Ginger, Allspice, Mustard, Cinnamon, and Pepper. The large container has the word "SPICES" stenciled on the top. There are no dings or dents on either the larger container or to any of the individual spice containers. The dimensions of the large container are a height of 3 1/4" and a diameter of 8 1/4". The individual spice containers have a height of 2 1/8" and a diameter of 3".

Antique Spice Set

SOLD
A nice tole spice set complete with six individual spice containers.  The word "SPICES" is stenciled on the side. 

Lard Tin

SOLD

A very attractive lard tin in very good condition. This tin is beautifully embossed with the lid stating "John P. Squire & Co. Pure Leaf Lard - Boston". The body script states "John P. Squire & Co. Pure Leaf Lard - Boston - Net Wt. 2 LBS - U.S. Inspected & Passed - Est. 27." With no dings or dents this tin displays very well and would make a perfect accent piece in any room.

Tin Container

SOLD

A nice, darkened tin container with an even dark brown patina. In very good shape with no dings, dents, or rust. The can is embossed with "3 LBS. NET WT.". Although simple, it is an attractive piece and would make a nice accent to any room.

Stoneware Jug SOLD
An attractive little stoneware jug for your kitchen or for an accent piece. This jug stands just 6 1/2" high with a width of 4 1/4". Nice and clean with no crazing - the line that resembles a crack on the bottom of the jug is a ridge in the glaze. Made in the USA.
Grease Container SOLD
A nice grease container made by Turner Specialty MFG. Company of Houston, TX. This specimen is complete with its interior straining insert. A little scruffy looking but a nice kitchen collectible.

 

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