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Vintage Tea Brick. Made by the Yangloadong. Brick Tea Factory was a common form of commodity based money used in international exchange illustrating it was distinct from trusting government as was the case with Chinese coins. Here the design displays an ornate arch flanked by trees; five stars above; below, Zhongguo Chaye Gongsi/ Yanglaodong Zhuancha Chang Zhizao (China National Tea Corporation/ Made by the Yanglaodong Brick Tea Factory) in Hànzì characters / Sixteen segments. Mitchener 4144; Opitz p. 338-40Measure 9"x7"x1. Weight 2 pds. 8 oz. PROVENANCE: A Pawleys Island SC Private Estate

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antique - good

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CHINESE TEA BRICK MONEY

Estimate $100 - $150Mar 25, 2018
918-E Lansing Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
United States
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