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Japanese Iron Tetsubin with Red Lacquer Lid, c. 1900

$704
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About

Decorated with a dotted, textured surface and an elegant arched handle, this Japanese teapot was used to boil water for traditional tea ceremonies. Known as tetsubin, the kettle’s cast-iron construction is said to change the quality of the water, making tea taste mellow and sweet. Made by pouring iron into clay or sand molds, the kettle has a rustic texture in pleasing contrast to its unusual angular form and red lacquer lid, which bears a knob in the form of a ripe persimmon.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)Width: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    Meiji (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastIron
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CBH0311stDibs: LU820014285081

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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