ARTIST / MAKER: F. Scavia (maker)
N.K. Sethia (designer)
DATE: 2012 (made)
PLACE: Italy (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Malachite, gold, silver, platinum, ebony, diamond, ruby

This teapot, inspired by the beauty of the horse, is made from malachite, gold, silver, platinum, and ebony, and is finished with diamonds and rubies. As a tea taster by trade and the founder of Newby Teas, Mr Sethia is passionate about creating the finest teas and reviving the art of tea making and drinking. Through collecting and preserving the finest historic teawares in the Chitra Collection, it is also his hope that respect for tea and its traditions can be rekindled. To support this mission, Nirmal Sethia has designed and commissioned a series of 21st century teapots, such as this example, in celebration of tea’s extraordinary history.