Teapot with body and lid of dark brown turned wood with brass mounts around the foot, rim, handle and spout. It is decorated with brass straps and expanded scrollwork reliefs inset with coral. The lid has a large brass knob and is attached to the handle by a brass chain. The wooden inner rim of the lid has two pieces missing.
Label: Yellow exhibition label with black type.
No-one is really sure, but this style of pot is often said to come from North East Tibet. The strap-work motif and the mixture and wood and metal are perhaps nomadic. Combination wood and metal teapots may represent an early form of teapot.