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Teapot

Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass body, tinned inside. Applied copper rim and base; hammered, repoussé and chased detail

  • Museum number:

    IM.87&A-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Metal teapots tended to be used only on special occasions in Tibet. Pottery and wood teapots were more popular for everyday use as, unlike metal, they did not give a bitter flavour to the tea.

Physical description

Teapot and lid; brass body, tinned inside. Applied copper rim and base; hammered, repoussé and chased detail.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass body, tinned inside. Applied copper rim and base; hammered, repoussé and chased detail

Dimensions

Height: 27 cm, Width: 31 cm, Depth: 19.5 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot, for ritual use, brass with copper rim, Tibet, 18th century.

Materials

Brass; Copper; Tin

Techniques

Hammering; Chasing; Repoussé; Tinning

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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