Chinese tea-taster, Stafford

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Date:1775 - 1799 (c.)

Description:A detail of one of the late 18th century oriental figures which sat on the parapet of a former tea warehouse at 4 Market Street. Made from a hard plaster known as Roman Cement, the figures were a form of advertisement at a time when tea was an expensive commodity.

The shop was demolished in 1963 and the figures moved to Stafford Museum and Art Gallery at the Green. They are now in the County Museum collection.

This photograph was taken by ArtUK as part of their project to photograph sculpture in museum collections.


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Donor ref:94_028_0004 (2) (37/45261)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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