Fine Art Asia Pavilion: Maria Kiang Chinese Art 典亞藝博展亭: Maria Kiang中國藝術

 

A large burlwood tea caddy
Qing Dynasty, 18th century
H. 17.3 cm

清十八世紀  癭木根嵌鍚胎隨形茶罐
高. 17.3 公分

The tea caddy is fashioned from a hollowed section of a burlwood tree trunk with inset pewter fittings along the interior, lidded cover and base. The surface of the tea caddy is covered with variegated knots and gnarls and well patinated to a dark chocolate colour. The piece rests on five bracketed feet.