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Chinese Cast Iron Tea Pot


This sculptural iron teapot was cast in Northern China during the early 20th century. Before tea became a popular drink, it was used medicinally to prevent many different diseases. A 16th century Chinese medical book describes tea as a remedy for tumors, bladder complaints, and inflammation of the chest.  


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    H 10 in. x W 8.5 in. x D 6.25 in.

    H 25.4 cm x W 21.59 cm x D 15.88 cm

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    Chicago, IL
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