About this object

An iron brazier heavily corroded and burnished, so now a deep brown rust colour. Two cast brass handles and buffers on the main body in 'C' shapes with makara heads at ends. Collar has a band of brass with repeating swastika shaped decoration and the foot has a base of brass with stylized mountains. Copper pins hold this in place. The brazier has three brass supports at the top to hold kettle.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Iron; Brass; Copper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Before 14 January 1913
  • Measurements
    390 mm x 330 mm x 310 mm; 15 3/8 in x 13 in x 12 3/16 in
  • Note
    List of Curios No 39:
    Per Barmiak Lama and Tashi Tsering on 14th. Jan. 1913.
    Iron cauldron with brass handles for above teapot No. 38. Yak dung, sheep dung, or goat dung fuels put into it to keep the teapot warm.

    Curator's note: Babu Tashi Tsering was one of Bell's trusted assistants at the Gangtok Residency. He travelled with Bell to Lhasa in 1920-21.

    Written by Emma Martin
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  • List of Curios

    Bell, Charles Alfred

    Author: Bell, Charles Alfred
    Description: A typed object catalogue from Bell's handwritten notes on a wide variety of objects from his personal collection. This information often contains, the date he obtained an object, its provenance (including where and who he acquired from) and the person responsible for giving him the information. The process of writing the inventory began in December 1912 and continued until the late 1930s.

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