About this object

Large barrel-shaped brass teapot. The body of the teapot is engraved with floral motifs seperated by bands filled with lines and stylised waves, and seems to be covered in a wax finish which has come off towards the bottom. The large high spout is engraved with scrolling folliage at the top and diagonal lines at the bottom. This lid is tiered and also decorated with scrolling foliage and finished with a closed lotus bud finial. The elaborate S-shape handle is made of 3 stylised interlocking ducks (originally recorded as dragons).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Jammu and Kashmir
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From the Langley Park Museum
  • Collector
    Robert G Harvey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1895 about
  • Measurements
    298 mm x 290 mm x 150 mm; 11 3/4 in x 11 7/16 in x 5 7/8 in
  • Note
    Original label from Langley Park indicated Tibetan, on note card suggests 'Perhaps Ladakh or further west, Kashmir.'
  • Related people
    Robert G Harvey (Collector); Langley Park Museum (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Langley Park Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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