Part of the Dickens' Village Series from Department 56. Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center of culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape.
The English have been famous for tea for centuries, importing the finest varieties for the Far East. Tetley is a well known company and this shop is named for the Tetley brothers, Joseph and Edward, who founded their company in the 1820's. During the 1800's, it was a popular sport to speculate which of the clipper ships carrying tea for the East would arrive first in London. The side of this tea shoppe includes a sign announcing the race updates. The famous Cutty Sark was often in contention.
Joseph Edward Tea Shoppe lit building includes light cord and bulb. Uses replacement bulb #56.99244.
Coordinates with item #4020194 "Chelsea Market Tea Monger" accessory figurine.
Brand: Department 56
Series: Dickens' Village
Issued: January 2011
Material: Hand-crafted and hand-painted porcelain
Dimensions: 7.36" H x 4.13" W x 4.72" L