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A decorative late 19th century Japanned tea canister

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A decorative late 19th century Japanned tea canister

2,250.00

Numbered 6, this lidded oval canister painted and decorated to depict a Chinese figure with trading goods in front of a ship all within a Greek key pattern border. An oval label to the reverse: "Bartlett & Sons Ltd. Welsh Back. Bristol."

"Japanner of Grocer's Tea Canisters" John Bartlett was born c.1825 in London. By 1852 the firm was called J Bartlett & Son, and in 1880 it was listed at 2 & 3 Welsh Back, Bristol; in 1910 the firm was taken over by Henry Pooley & Son of Birmingham, who were in turn taken over by W &T Avery in 1914.

Circa 1880

Height: 17 inch (43 cm)
Width: 10 inch (25 cm)
Depth: 7.5 inch (19 cm)

£2,250

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