About this object

A round-bottom copper teapot made for a brazier. Simply decorated with a collar of brass for the neck, the spout and for the rim of the lid. The finial of the lid is silver in the shape of a closed lotus flower. The top third of the spout is encased in silver and a small stopper for the spout is also worked in silver.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Copper; Brass; Silver Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1913-01-14 before
  • Measurements
    340 mm x 330 mm x 310 mm; 13 3/8 in x 13 in x 12 3/16 in
  • Note
    List of Curios No 38: Per Barmiak Lama on 14th January 1913. Copper tea pot, with top and tip of the spout and chain of German silver; upper rim, collar and base of the spout of brass. Height 13 1/4 inches. Use the same as that of No. 35. except that it is meant to be put on the fire, whereas Nos. 35 to 37 are not so meant.
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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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