ARTIST / MAKER: F. Scavia (maker)
N.K. Sethia (designer)
DATE: 2014 (made)
PLACE: Italy (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Rock crystal with gold and diamond details

This teapot embodies ideas of serenity, peace and the constant beauty of nature. A robin finial, reminiscent of Christmas time, perches on a golden branch atop a rock crystal teapot. The neck is encrusted with a band of diamonds while fine gold leaves surround the teapot. As a tea taster by trade, Nirmal Sethia, the founder of Newby Teas, 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.