19th Century Indian silver samovar teapot

GBP 6,500.00

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Object Description

This teapot is a beautiful piece of workmanship. It has been crafted from silver and decorated with intricate relief-work. The item will make a wonderful addition to an antique tea set, or collection of silverware.

The teapot features a bulbous body, which is set on three legs. This body is covered by a pointed lid with a removable tip, crowned by a pointed finial. The teapot is fitted with a handle and spout, the latter of which is cast as a bird. The item’s lower body and lid are gadrooned, and the entire piece is covered with decorative motifs. These include botehs, multi-lobed profiles, stylised leaves and other organic shapes, overlaid with scrolling vines.

Called a samovar, the teapot is designed to not only store but also heat the water used to make tea. It contains a central column, which is where hot coals are stored. The water is poured into the space around the central column and infused with tea leaves and spices.

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