Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_000.38.1 - Teapot

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CA CVM CVM_000.38.1

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Clay, pewter. Length-20 cm, Height-10 cm.

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A black Chinese teapot made of black clay with pewter driven into it. Dragons decorate the outside of the pot. The spout has two small brown knobs or balls on it. The handle has broken off. One of the rings that the handle was attached to is still in the pot. The other is not there. The part of the pot for the handle has cracked and broken off. A lid may have fit on to the top. The bottom of the teapot has a trademark of some sort with Chinese symbols.

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Belonged to Margorie Allen's (1912-1991) mother who brought it from Peking in the early 1900s. She lived in Shanghai. Mary lived in Duncan during the early 1980s. She was born in Hong Kong and lived in Shanghai.


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139.1 KiB


December 11, 2015 3:36 PM

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