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Vintage Tea Tin with Asian Motifs Distressed Black and Gold Patina - Lovely

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There’s a beautiful patina starting on this vintage tin – the black and gold Asian motifs are showing the nuance of silver peeking through in several areas. The dragons on each end show the most (and most interesting) wear. This rectangular shaped tin has a hinged lid, and the inner compartment gives the impression it originally contained tea. There’s no brand, and the tin looks to be a bit old. Perhaps 1920s or earlier.

The vintage wear and patina includes some small areas of wear, some scratches and scuffs, handling marks and soiling, some small dents and dings, etc. Again, most wear is on each end of base. Some darkened patina on lid. Some metal solder-type marks on hinges – not sure if this is original to tin or if repairs to hinges were made at some point. Dark patina on the inside and on bottom, with some early rust starting in these areas. Hinges seem well attached and move freely, with very slight kink. Opens and closes fine.

Again, condition issues of note:
• Both ends of base show most wear.
• Dark patina on lid.
• Some early rust starting on inside and on bottom, possibly here and there elsewhere.
• Hinges possibly repaired at some point.

Approximate size of tin is about 6.25” by 3.75” by about 3.75” tall.

The tin is empty.

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Vintage Tea Tin with Asian Motifs Distressed Black and Gold Patina - Lovely


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Please read full description below, lovely vintage tin box, decorative and collectable, for yourself or a wonderful gift, possible gift box, distress and patina
  • Only ships within United States.
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