ASPHALTUM PAINTED AND DECORATED TINWARE COFFEEPOT, ATTRIBUTED TO THE OLIVER FILLEY SHOP, BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT.
Of tapered form with gooseneck spout and scroll handle, painted in red, yellow and green on either side with a large bold flower and buds, blue plums and red and yellow peaches above a dashed border, the cover surrounded by a yellow swag border, all on a black ground. Height 10 inches.
Literature: For a similar arrangement of flowers and fruit, possibly Connecticut Filley, see Gina Martin and Lois Tucker, "American Painted Tinware: A Guide to Its Identification," vol. 4, p. 157, fig. 4.65; and also pp. 6-21 for similar stylistic painting by Edward Francis.