A copper teapot, elaborately decorated with silver mounts on the spout, collar, handle, foot and body. On the body are two openwork medallions featuring the shang-shang; mythical figures which are part human, part bird. The handle is cast in the shape of a dragon, while the spout is in the form of a makara, or mythical sea creature. The lid is finished with a silver lotus, the collar with fine openwork of lotus flowers and auspicious symbols.