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Rare Antique Tea Cannister

$250.00

I am so happy to have this antique tea canister in the shop so I can look at it everyday until it sells. It is just the sort of thing that resonates with me: strong color, bold graphics, and lots of age. It was used tostore loose tea in an old general store.

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You really can’t appreciate the color of this wonderful tea canister because of my awful photograph, but it is a great, clear red with black lettering and gold details. It was made in Detroit probably in the late 1800’s by a company called Thomas A. Parker Company. General Stores would keep their loose tea in such containers and customers would scoop out exactly what they wanted. It is 11 1/2 inches high and 13 1/2 inches across. We found it in a fine antique shop in Michigan. We bought several very nice items from this same dealer.