Rare antique Imperial Russian W.Wissotzky tea tin box . Very good condition for its age, comes with original patina. Rare item and great collectable choice. This box has pictures on all five sides of people drinking tea, on the bottom it says: "Maker Wolf Wissotskiy and Company, Moscow". Size 8,5 x 4,8 x 5,8 cm. Good condition for the item that is over 100 years old. Please look at the pictures.
The Wissotzky Saga
In 1849, Wolf Wissotzky established the Wissotzky Tea Company in Moscow. The quality and exellence of its products soon result in a multitude of devoted customers in the Russian Empire and neighboring countries.
In 1904, Wissotzky widens its trading activities in Europe. A branch is opened in New York to answer the growing demand by Russian newcomers for the quality they were accustomed to in the old country.
In 1907, following the success of its products, Wissotzky establishes the Anglo-Asiatic Company as its head office in London, center of the world's tea trade. To this day, the company is active in selecting and purchasing tea coming from all corners of the globe.
In 1917, Wissotzky continues expanding. Additional branches are opened in Poland, Italy and other European countries, which together with its presence in Britain and the USA, position Wissotzky as the leading tea firm of the period.