Grocer's / tea merchant's sign

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Date:1890 - 1920 (c.)

Description:This giant teapot, inscribed in English and Chinese, is made of painted and gilded papier mache. It was moulded in one piece, and has a non-removable lid. The teapot would have been the sign for either a grocer's shop or tea merchant's counter.

Height 777mm, Length 938mm, Width 472mm


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1700s
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1900s
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Source: Compton Verney House Trust

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