On loan from the Salisbury House Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa
Tea chest:
Canton, China
early 19th century

Tea was shipped in chests of three sizes: full, half and quarter chests. This full chest was used to ship young Hyson tea, purchased from Shingqua, a Cantonese merchant, on the American ship Alert.

On loan from the Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, Massachusetts, gift of Mr. Nino David Scotti

Pair of Hardstone Mounted Vases and Covers:
Pewter, semi-precious stones, wood
19th century