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Teapot - Teapot

Teapot

  • Object:

    Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Ladakh (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt, silver and brass gilt, with inset turquoise.

  • Museum number:

    IM.112-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This dragon-handled teapot is of the type used on important occasions such as festivals or marriages in Tibet and Ladakh. Such vessels are essentially display pieces. They are not used on an everyday basis, because the metal imparts a bitter flavour to the tea. In a monastery setting, such a teapot would have been used to serve tea to a high lama.

Physical description

Teapot in silver and brass gilt inset with turquoise.

Place of Origin

Ladakh (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt, silver and brass gilt, with inset turquoise.

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm, Width: 32 cm

Historical context note

A dragon handled teapot of the type used on special occasions in Tibet and Ladakh. Formerly the property of Hemis monastery in Ladakh.

Production Note

Hemis monastery

Materials

Silver-gilt; Silver; Brass; Turquoise

Techniques

Gilded

Categories

Buddhism

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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