ASPHALTUM PAINTED AND DECORATED TINWARE COFFEEPOT, ATTRIBUTED TO THE OLIVER FILLEY SHOP, BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT.Est. $600-$900
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.