This small Shigaraki-yaki houhin (handleless teapot) sports a speckled grey glaze and features unique wing-like protrusions from the rim around the lid. Like most houhin, it has a simple do-ake filter. Stamped 信楽清宇.
Shigaraki-yaki (信楽焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from the area around Shigaraki town in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Shigaraki since at least the 12th century, with some saying it started as early as 742 AD. Made from clay taken from around Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, Shigaraki ware is known for its warm colours, natural aesthetic, and glassy glazes.
8.3cm (3.3in) - width
6.6cm (2.6in) - height
90ml - capacity
Condition: Very good (minor chip on the tip of the spout, please see photos)
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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