About this object

Pear-shaped copper coffee pot. Ewer had a wide mid-section which is fluted and filled with chased doecoration. The neck and spout of the pot are quite small and engraved with scrolling foliage. The lid is rounded in shape but with a flattened top which is crowned with a minimally decorated finial. The base of the pot is seperated from the body by a band of engraved vertical lines and the bottom lip repeats the scrolling foliage from the neck and lid. The thin handle is decorated with an abstract wave motif and is attached to the lid with a stylised face or snake-head.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar: Yarkand
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Copper Alloy
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From The Langley Park Museum
  • Collector
    Robert G Harvey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1895 about
  • Measurements
    312 mm x 180 mm x 120 mm; 12 5/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 4 3/4 in
  • Note
    Originally categorised as Tibet, as may have been collected in Tibet, although likely to have come to Tibet via Kashmiri traders.
  • Related people
    Robert G Harvey ( Collector); Langley Park Museum ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Langley Park Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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