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Antique Painted Toleware Tin Cheese Cradle, Circa 1850
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Here is a very rare piece of Red Painted Toleware: a mid-19th century Cheese Cradle. Cheese cradles were used in general stores to hold wheels of cheddar or other round cheeses. The cheese rounds would stand up on end in the cradle, making it easy for the proprietor to cut of hunks for the customers. Wooden versions were also used in formal dining rooms during elaborate dinner parties, but I believe the tin ones were used mostly in general stores. This cradle measures 13 ½” x 8” x 4 ¾” tall at the handles. It has a very graceful swoop to the body, and the curved body has attached legs that form a pedestal base. The edges of the cradle are wrapped around wire. The red painted surface has yellow highlight lines on the side and black lines on the base. The cradle is in very fine condition: there are no splits, cracks or areas of rust. The surface is dry and crusty, with the paint 75% or more complete. I’ve seen other tole cheese cradles, but those have dated from the late 19th century and are green or black with stenciled decoration.

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    Antique Painted Toleware Tin Cheese Cradle, Circa 1850

    Estimate $400 - $500
    Oct 01, 2017
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    Oct 01, 2017 11:00 AM EDT|
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    0088: Antique Painted Toleware Tin Cheese Cradle, Circa 1850

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    Est. $400 - $500Starting Price $1
    Oct 01, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
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    Here is a very rare piece of Red Painted Toleware: a mid-19th century Cheese Cradle. Cheese cradles were used in general stores to hold wheels of cheddar or other round cheeses. The cheese rounds would stand up on end in the cradle, making it easy for the proprietor to cut of hunks for the customers. Wooden versions were also used in formal dining rooms during elaborate dinner parties, but I believe the tin ones were used mostly in general stores. This cradle measures 13 ½” x 8” x 4 ¾” tall at the handles. It has a very graceful swoop to the body, and the curved body has attached legs that form a pedestal base. The edges of the cradle are wrapped around wire. The red painted surface has yellow highlight lines on the side and black lines on the base. The cradle is in very fine condition: there are no splits, cracks or areas of rust. The surface is dry and crusty, with the paint 75% or more complete. I’ve seen other tole cheese cradles, but those have dated from the late 19th century and are green or black with stenciled decoration.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $20.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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