Chased Silver Tea Pot in the Chinese Style

This highly unusual Indian colonial silver teapot is finely chased around the body with realistic, full grown, fruit laden banana palms. The handle is engraved as a bamboo stem while the underside of the ‘S’-shaped spout is embellished with banana palms. The format of the teapot is reminiscent of a Chinese porcelain teapot, as the chasing which is also reminiscent of Chinese silverwork. The teapot is unmarked but the chasing suggests its genesis in Calcutta.

Date/Period
1900
Region
Calcutta
Dimension
Object size: 10.5 x 21.5 x 10.5 cm
Accession No.
2014-00568
Material
Silver
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Silver