teapot (food service); water container (container (containers))

Cast brass container, either a teapot or a ewer. Large piriform body with flattened sides. The base is oval. The spout is hexagonal in section; it and the handle are S shaped. The handle terminates below, where it is riveted on with a shape resembling an inverted spade from a card game, in an upcurved bud-shaped finial; below the hinge attachment is stylised makara mouth shape. The lid is hinged and hemispherical in shape, with a pointed end. There is a raised inverted heart shape on each side of the container decorated with an engraved floral design attached with a copper rivet.

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