About this object

A large copper pail with lid, used for carrying milk, chang (beer), soup and tea. The vessel is braced with a grid of gilt straps. There are two square lug handles on each side of the pail to hold a strap. The lid is decorated with a large gilt lotus finial.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Copper; Gilt 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
    375 mm x 210 mm x 191 mm; 14 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Not recorded in List of Curios, although likely to be a pair with the copper jug, 50.31.13.

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

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Publications

  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

Object view = Humanities
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