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  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Repoussé brass and silver, with cast bronze spout and handle

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The style of this type of elaborately decorated tall cylindrical teapot shows that it was made by Newar craftsmen, probably in the Kathmandu Valley. such vessels may have been made for export to Tibet or alternatively for Tibetans in Tibet itself. The shape was inspired by more ancient Chinese vessels called duomu hu.

Physical description

Beer-jug of repoussé brass and silver, with cast bronze spout and handle. The vessel has a cylindrical body with lobed top, curving dragon handle, and makara spout. The body is divided into four horizontal bands with low relief patterns of dragons, makaras, animlas bearing the Jewel on their backs. Five four-lobed silver relief plaques are applied over three of the bands, figured with dragons, banners and with a Tamdin head.

Place of Origin

Nepal (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Repoussé brass and silver, with cast bronze spout and handle


Height: 31.5 cm, Width: 13.2 cm

Descriptive line

Beer-jug, brass silver bronze, dragons makras, ritual, Tibet, 19th century.


Brass; Silver; Bronze


Repoussé; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Makara; Dragons




South & South East Asia Collection

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