About this object

Covered brass ewer. Tall pear-shaped ewer with long neck, the decoration created using a repousse technique. The long narrow spout is decorated with repeating lines and the base is decorated with engraved motifs of scrolling foliage, and is finished with a copper edge in a rope design. The body is covered with tear-drop medallions filled with interlinking floral designs. The handle is decorated with abstract cloud motifs and the domed lid is divided into 6 sections, each decorated with scrolling foliage and finished with a closed lotus finial.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar: Yarkand
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Copper Alloy; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Loaned by Brigadier Douglas V Phelps
  • Collector
    John Vandeleur Phelps
  • Place collected
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar: Yarkand
  • Date collected
    1900 about
  • Measurements
    349 mm x 147 mm x 106 mm; 13 3/4 in x 5 13/16 in x 4 3/16 in
  • Note
    There is a photograph of this object with the other items from this loan in the history file.
  • Related people
    Frederick Marshman Bailey ( Adviser); Irma Bailey ( Relative); Douglas V Phelps ( Previous owner); John Vandeleur Phelps ( Collector)


Previous owners

  • Douglas V Phelps

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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