About this object

An engraved silver ewer of a flattened pear-shape form. The body of the ewer is covered with dense swirling foliage. The spout, handle and foot are finished with gilding and additional leave-shaped panels are pinned to the body featuring repousse designs of flowering lotus.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Silver; Silver Gilt
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
    Hugh E Richardson
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    1950 before
  • Measurements
    405 mm x 290 mm x 110 mm
  • Note
    The ewer is part of a four piece offering set (1962.335.19-22).
  • Related people
    Hugh E Richardson ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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