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AGREE TO FILIGREE

The raised framework would have been bought from a shop like The Temple of Fancy on Rathbone Place, London, to work on at home. Along with the frame, coloured strips of paper and catalogues containing filigree designs could be bought.

A GREEN POT FOR A GREEN TEA

This renowned Newby green tea originates from Hunan Province, one of China’s most celebrated tea-growing regions. To complement our tea we have chosen a rare famille verte Chinese teapot from The Chitra Collection to decorate the packaging.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE (TEA) ROOM

Mr Nirmal Sethia, the Chairman of Newby Teas and the collector behind The Chitra Collection, is passionate about reviving tea culture. This elephant teapot is featured on the Newby Masala Chai pack and is one of 8 new teapots that he has personally designed.

SITTING DOWN TO TEA

This ‘Seated Pagod’ teapot is the latest addition to our Chitra Collection. In the style of a portly Chinese man grinning while holding a cup and saucer, this piece of Dutch delftware is thought to date from around 1765.

AN OUTPOURING OF LOVE

This unusual bloodstone teapot is beautifully decorated with Rococo-style gold openwork, representing foliage, scrolls and shell patterns. Around the teapot the imagery of the gold-mounted border tells a story of the pursuit of love.

Exhibition in The Republic of Kazakhstan

The grand opening of the exhibition was attended by a number of prominent figures from business, politics and international affairs, who joined Founder of The Chitra Collection, Nirmal Sethia, to appreciate a selection of almost 100 of its notable pieces.