Hidden Treasures, The Chitra Collection at Christie’s King Street


In March 2018, a selection of historic teawares from the Chitra Collection were exhibited at Christie’s King Street Galleries in London. The display formed part of ‘Hidden treasures’, a Christie’s Late event which focused on historic collections, interiors and homes. Accompanied by Newby’s luxury tearoom, a selection of 12 objects from the Chitra Collection dazzled and delighted visitors, offering an insight into tea’s cultural and artistic heritage. The display aimed to shed light on the rich material culture that tea has inspired and visitors were given a tour of the objects by our Curator Amber Turner. Highlights of the display included our famous monkey teapot, made ca. 1735 by the German porcelain factory, Meissen, and an exquisite silver tea set made by Tiffany and Co.