3. Tea stand with bowl
19th century, the cup probably has been added later
Silver, partly gilded, coral, agate
17cm high; diameter lid 10,9 cm, diameter cup 9,9cm, diameter stand 12,5cm. 302 grams of silver
On top of the stand the eight auspicious symbols (astamangala), on the foot three ornaments with flowers and birds. On the lid Buddhist symbols and birds, crownded by a coral. The silverparts are decorated with floral designs.
These kind of tea sets were used only by high Lamas.
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Detail: alternate view #1
Detail: alternate view #2