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Hyson Tea Drinking Man

Hyson-Right Facing Tea Drinking Man

4.85027
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Dimensions
5"L x 5"W x 16"H (8.05 lb)
Bohea-Left Facing Tea Drinking Man

4.85028
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Dimensions
5"L x 5"W x 16"H (8.05 lb)
The brass sculptures of tea drinking Chinese men, named "Hyson" and "Bohea" were inspired by 18th-century tea accoutrements held by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for Chinese teas were popular in 18th-century Virginia. The historical impact of tea cannot be understated. British demand for tea wares sparked the Industrial Revolution, and a British tax on tea led to the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg's bountiful collections of 18th-century tea wares - made to accommodate the new social ceremony?which are designed with a "Trend Meets Tradition" approach that keeps them fresh. The English have been smitten with Asian goods and designs "in the Chinese taste" since Catherine of Braganza brought a dowry of Asian trade routes to her marriage to King Charles II of England in 1662. The WILLIAMSBURG "Bohea" and Hyson" sculptures were motivated by a print in the Colony
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Trend meets tradition in WILLIAMSBURG products. Global Views home accents and furnishings in the WILLIAMSBURG brand are inspired by remarkable antiques, rare books, and architectural details in the collections of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where the significance of the American Revolution comes to life in the "Revolutionary City.“

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