Teapot card

Teapot

50.31.97
A small, rounded, copper teapot with vertical bands of copper gilt that imitate an older style of wooden teapot that had metal braces. The collar is of brass and is decorated with scrolling floral patterns in openwork. There are three imitation braces on each side of the teapot's body. Each brace has a roundel with swirling leaf-like decorations. The handle is designed in the shape of a makara or mythical sea creature and the spout also has a makara head. The foot is in the shape of a lotus, as is the lid which shows a large three-tiered lotus.