Antique Tea Tins with Mother of Pearl ScenesSKU: by Angell Antiques
Pair of Antique 19th Century Tea Tin Canisters with Mother of Pearl Scenes of Victorian Follies
Circa Date : 1870
Materials : Metal
Colour : Black,Mixed
Country of Origin : England
Condition Report : Very Good considering age and use, some slight restoration.
Size 43 cm High 17 Inches High x 25 cm Diameter 9.5 Inches Diameter
Exceptional Pair of Antique 19th Century Tea Tin Canisters highly decorated with Mother of Pearl Scenes of Victorian Follies.
The tea tins are in very good condition with no holes or rust. They have with some signs of restoration, please see images.
They would make fabulous table lamps and they are extremely decorative.
The history of tea is long and complex, spreading across multiple cultures over the span of thousands of years. Tea likely originated in southwest China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text written by Hua Tuo. Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced tea production, as well as tea consumption, to India, in order to compete with the China monopoly on tea.
Priced at £695 for the Pair.
We have a large selection of industrial furniture ranging from old shop fittings to counters & cabinets.
This also includes leather chairs and sofas and a range of decorative furnishings, objects and sculpture.
We have been trading for many years and have been involved in sourcing furniture for interior designers and home shops from around the world.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any special requirements.