Silver and gold repoussé teapot. Museum no. 476-1894

Silver and gold repoussé teapot. Museum no. 476-1894

Silver and gold teapot
Thailand
18th century
Silver, gold
Height 24 cm, width 20 cm
Museum no. 476-1894

Teapot (kar-nam-ton) and cover made from silver. Bulb-shaped body, small circular foot, with a short spout and a vertical handle fixed over the cover, which is surmounted by two tiers and a knob. The whole teapot is covered with repoussé work in a floral diaper pattern and covered with gold; the depressed portions are filled in with niello, forming a black background. The cover is fastened to the handle with a chain.