Set of Six English Chinoiserie Black and Gilt-Painted English Tole Tea Canisters

Mid 19th Century

Each of cylindrical form with domed lid, elaborately decorated in vibrant polychrome with Mandarin figures in brightly-colored dress in exotic landscape settings, set between broad gilt fretwork banding; bearing cartouche inscribed with letters and numbers to denote type of tea inside; stamped on verso with variating seals for "Parnall & Sons, LTD, Bristol" who traded between 1840 and 1860.

Height: 17 x Width: 9.5 x Depth: 9.5 inches