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Tea brick - China - Late 20th century

Lot reference 25985265
Tea brick - China - Late 20th century

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Current bid $36
Next minimum bid $42
Location: Netherlands
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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Good condition, see description - 20×235×185 mm

Object: Tea brick (More lots)
Period: Late 20th century
Region/ Country of origin: China
Condition: Good condition, see description
Dimensions: 20×235×185 mm

Tea tablet, China, 20th century, exact age unknown to me.
Detailed tea tablet with Chinese text and an image of a pagoda and tea plants.
Dimensions: 23.5 X 18.5 cm, 2 cm thick


The tablet consists of fine tea leaves.

Tea bricks have been made in ancient China since the Ming dynasty, circa 600 years ago.
These blocks were used for making tea or as currency.
Because the tea blocks were also used as currency, the back is divided in blocks, which made it easier to break the tablet in pieces.

It is in good condition considering the fragility!
Some chips and small pieces missing from the corner (see photos).

Will be shipped well-packaged and by registered post.

Nl ouwebok  

Catawiki member since May 3, 2016, received 30 reviews in total (10 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 88.9% (10 reviews)
(last 12 months)
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    Il mio cavallino di legno nonostante l'imballo è arrivato con 1gamba rotta, x fortuna riparabile. Ouwebok, gentilissimo durante la spedizione, non ha risposto quando lo informavo del fatto. Mah.
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    Dadi67 March 11, 2019

  • Item was as described and arrived fast well packaged!

    zerinnor February 20, 2019

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    La,lámpara no funciona
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    jordimorros November 16, 2018

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    De lamp op zich is zonder beschadigingen aangekomen. Defect kan niet meer zijn dan een losgeraakt draadje in fitting of stekker en is gemakkelijk te repareren zodat de lamp perfect werkt.
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    Fine. Well package.
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    effeemmedibi November 14, 2018

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    Hello, received ,only a little of small pieceses were broken,that's acceptable,they are beautiful,many thanks.
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    GeorgeLeee October 8, 2018

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    Très beaux objets Très bien emballés Très bien transportés Très vite reçus. En sommes très heureux. Un grand merci
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    LARIDAN September 27, 2018

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Austria $30.94
Belgium $30.94
Denmark $30.94
France $30.94
Germany $30.94
Italy $30.94
Luxembourg $30.94
Netherlands $14.06
Spain $30.94
Sweden $30.94
United Kingdom $30.94
Rest of Europe $37.13
Anywhere else $49.50

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