About this object

A Lama's smallwater carrier. Made from two convex copper discs soldered together, attached to this are two looped lug handles, which a cord was likely attached to. The neck and lip are worked in silver with delicate rows of pearl beads widening at the top. A bamboo stopper is also decorated with white metal and a row of pearl bead decoration. The stopper is decorated in the same way, but with the tip possibly in an abstracted parasol shape, there is an empty fitting that is likely to have held a circular stone. Although the three pieces seem to be from the same item they do not now fit together.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; White Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    100 mm x 35 mm x 15 mm; 3 15/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 9/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This object is not recorded in the List of Curios.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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