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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper, brass and silver, with repoussé, openwork and semi-precious stone inlay

  • Museum number:

    IM.100-1911

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The style of this vessel is distinctly Nepalese though the tall form is a distant reflection of the Chinese Dumohu ewer. It is likely that this type of teapot was either made in Nepal for export to Tibet or made by a Nepalese craftsman in Tibet.

Physical description

One of a pair of monastic ewers; with cover. The vessel is ornamented with silver, copper amd brass applied plaques and bands of repoussé and openwork decoration, containing figures of Tantric deities, inlaid with semi-precious stones.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Copper, brass and silver, with repoussé, openwork and semi-precious stone inlay

Descriptive line

Ewer, one of pair, silver copper brass, jewelled, Tibet, 18th century.

Materials

Copper; Brass; Silver; Carnelian; Turquoise

Techniques

Repoussé; Openwork; Inlay (process)

Categories

Buddhism; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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