spherical body; hinged lid with organic finial with three raised leaves; four scrolling feet; overall decorations (body, cover, handle and spout) of relief floral designs

Teapot, from a three-piece tea set, c. 1885

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The 1888 International Exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland provided an opportunity to boast about the city's achievements in industry, science, and art. The fair also offered Glaswegians a peek at the more exotic cultures within the British Empire, including Australia, South Africa, and India. The most popular exhibit at the fair was the Indian Pavilion. With the help of committees in Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras, the pavilion was designed to replicate a market street in India, and filled with furniture, carpets, fabrics, metalwork, and ceramics. This tea set was brought from Bhuj, India's westernmost city, and displayed in the Indian Pavilion.

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Teapot, from a three-piece tea set
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Artist
Accession Number
2003.1.1.1
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spherical body; hinged lid with organic finial with three raised leaves; four scrolling feet; overall decorations (body, cover, handle and spout) of relief floral designs