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Chinese Tea Tile Middle Of The 20TH Century

Chinese Tea Tile Middle Of The 20TH Century


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Trade Arts: Pre 1950: Item # 1411653

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N.G.M. Groen in 't Wout
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Weert
Limburg, The Netherlands
0643432977

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 $1,000.00 
Beautiful pressed tea tile with Chinese calligraphy, five stars and a pagoda with tea plants. The reverse is devided into sections so that it can be split into smaller blocks. These bricks were used as a method of payment (legal currency) in remote areas of China and Tibet up to around 1950. Including the original package of Simon Levelt (1775-1850) a trader in colonial products, the head office situated in Haarlem, The Netherlands.