Rare Pair of Large Tôleware Etruscan Vases
in the form of Volute Kraters decorated with red figures on a dark brown/black ground and standing on square bases with Greek-key decoration and with original removable metal liners.
Etruscan decoration is a rare subject to find in tôleware. The preeminent dealer Carlton Hobbs have a side cabinet inset with tole panels painted with red and black etruscan scenes (illustrated)
A related pair of tôle and mahogany urns decorated with etruscan scenes sold Christies New York 27 October 2015 ‘American Collecting in the English Tradition: Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’ Lot 114 ($40,000) (illustrated)