Tôle is a painted or enameled metal alloy composed of iron and tin, sometimes with the addition of lead and zinc. The word tôle comes from the French taule (sheet metal), and ultimately from the Latin word tabula (tablet). The medium was used to make a variety of decorative domestic objects during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, particularly in France, England, Russia and America. Decorations were often in imitation of imported lacquerwork.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 20 × 15.4 cm (7 7/8 × 6 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Box; painted tôle; H x diam.: 20 × 15.4 cm (7 7/8 × 6 1/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1914-21-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.