teapot (food service)

Teapot from Hainan province, of bulbous form with the body made from carved coconut shell and lined with pewter. The base, spout, shoulder and lid are also made of pewter. The exterior of the teapot is decorated with a main register of floral scolls within two panels, separted by a roundel and bordered with keyfret bands. It has a lid with sunken base, two brass overhead arched handles and two brass studs fitted on shoulder.

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