About this object

Covered brass coffee pot. Tall pear-shaped ewer moulded into shape with a repousse technique. Although made of brass, it is covered with a rose-coloured gilt, possibly rose gold. The body is decorated with elongated, pear-shaped lozenges each filled with three abstract flowers connected by a central line. The neck and spout are decorated with an engraved scrolling foliage design. The lid is a smooth dome, also engraved and accented with pierced-work and finished with a closed lotus finial. The handle, which is held in place by copper studs, is not decorated but is finished with another closed lotus bud. The base is covered in bands of decorations, the outer most decorated with simple lines, and the largest inner ring is filled with open lotus flowers.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar: Yarkand
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Metal Gilt; Copper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Loaned by Brigidier Douglas V Phelps
  • Collector
    John Vandeleur Phelps
  • Place collected
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar: Yarkand
  • Date collected
    1900 about
  • Measurements
    352 mm x 160 mm x 120 mm; 13 7/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 4 3/4 in
  • Note
    A photograph of this object along with other items in this loan can be found 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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