Hyson - Right Facing Tea Drinking Man

Type: Scultpure

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, U.S.A.

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 Colonial Williamsburg

  • Dimensions: 126mm x 126mm x 406mm High
  • Materials: Brass & white granite
  • Dust with a dry cloth