A highly decorative scarlet red ground and gilt decorated sheet metal (toleware) tea canister.
Of Hexagonal form with concave neck and rounded lid, elaborately decorated with a central Mandarin figure set above the number 23, flanked by Chinese foliage. Stamped on the back bartlett and son bristol
Third quarter of the 19th century in age, and would off likely sat in a well to do Victorian grocer shop or the like.
Age related discolouration, fading and chipped paint just how it should be
Measures: 48cm in height
29cm in diameter.
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