The brass sculptures of tea drinking Chinese men, named "Hyson" and "Bohea" were inspired by 18th-century tea accoutrements held by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for Chinese teas were popular in 18th-century Virginia. The historical impact of tea cannot be understated. British demand for tea wares sparked the Industrial Revolution, and a British tax on tea led to the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg's bountiful collections of 18th-century tea wares, made to accommodate the new social ceremony are designed with a "Trend Meets Tradition" approach that keeps them fresh. The English have been smitten with Asian goods and designs "in the Chinese taste" since Catherine of Braganza brought a dowry of Asian trade routes to her marriage to King Charles II of England in 1662. The Williamsburg "Bohea" and Hyson" sculptures were motivated by a print in the Colonial Williamsburg. Please choose the Hyson or Bohea sculpture from the drop down menu. Each one measures 5"L x 5"W x 16"H. Click on image for greater detail. If you are a qualified designer, please join our trade program!