Large 'tea tile' with relief - Tea - China - Second half 20th century

Description
Large 'tea tile' with relief - Tea - China - Second half 20th century
Good condition, see description - 2.5×19×24 cm

Large 'tea tile' with relief.
The front has a representation of a central triumphal arch with a large tree on either side. In addition, there are five stars and Chinese text. The back has a representation of sixteen rectangular boxes with the Buddhist 'endless knot' symbol.

The production of tea tiles originated during the Ming dynasty. In China, Tibet and Mongolia, among others, it served as currency. In addition, they were traded and exported to various countries.

Good condition.
The usual minor wear.
Dimensions: length: 24 cm x width: 19 cm x height: 2.5 cm.
Weight: 1,139 g.
Registered shipping.

Lot details
Object
Large 'tea tile' with relief
Material
Tea
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
China
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
2.5×19×24 cm
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