I have shot this wonderful vintage tea tin in two different locations in South Africa. Once at a bed and breakfast in Ceres and the other at an Antiques shop in Prince Albert.

The detail in the tin’s design is just incredible and it has a different image, beautifully illustrated, on each of its side panels. I have placed images next to each other, from both times that I have viewed the tin, to help show how the illustrations had changed subtlety between different production runs.

The beautifully rendered type and branding is complimented with the use of a warm colour palette of orange, yellow brown and gold. There’s also some lovely decorative elements add further detail to the design.

I would love to hear from you if you are able to age these tins (I would estimate that there are from the 1940′s), if you know which is the oldest of the two, where they originate from and if you have any knowledge at all on the story of what each of the images on the side panels represents?