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Scribd exclusive preview of Collections Online launching October 2010 A first look at an intriguing object from our collection soon to be featured alongside thousands of objects in our online public database, Collections Online. Tea Canister 1786 This canister, one of a pair forming part of an elaborate tea chest, was made by William Potter. The two canisters were designed to store different types of tea. Potter created the outside design by inlaying thin sheets of various types of wood in a process known as 'marquetry'. It depicts Carlton House, which was the Prince Regent's residence until he became king in 1820. As Director of Collections and Learning, Dr. Cathy Ross, adds: "at the time tea was rather more of an exotic a drink than it is today". Producer: Potter, William Place of Production: Cornhill, City of London, London Measurements: H 160 mm; W 130 mm; D 140 mm Owner Status: permanent collection To discover more fascinating objects from the Museums collection be sure to visit http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/collectionsonline from October.
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