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teapot with lid
  • China
  • teapot with lid, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Hainan Island, China
  • pewter, coconut
  • Object Height: 11.4 cm
    Object Height: 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. William E. Hoffman
  • Not on display
  • 1931.0012.a,b
Description

Round, footed teapot of pewter with a band of carved coconut shell inlay and narrow bands of brass. The carved coconut shell is decorated with six Chinese characters of "Long Life" and other forms. The teapot has two, brass handles and a pewter spout. The teapot comes with a cylindrical cup with perforations that fits inside the teapot to hold tea leaves. Old card: "late 19th century."