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Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (possibly, made)
    Nepal (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper body, tinned inside. Cover, foot and mounts of hammered and chased brass; spout and dragon-handle of cast brass

  • Museum number:

    IM.89-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Decorated metal teapots with handles in the form of dragons tended to only be used on special occasions in Tibet as the metal imparted a bitter flavour to the tea. Wood and pottery alternatives were more popular for everyday use.

Place of Origin

Tibet (possibly, made)
Nepal (possibly, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Copper body, tinned inside. Cover, foot and mounts of hammered and chased brass; spout and dragon-handle of cast brass

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm, Width: 30 cm handle to spout, Depth: 17 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot, copper brass, dragon-handle, Tibet, 19th century.

Materials

Copper; Brass; Tin

Techniques

Hammering; Chasing; Casting; Tinning

Categories

Containers; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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