This handmade Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) features a spiral pattern and is decorated with delicately painted soft blue flowers.
It comes with a sasame or 'ceramesh' ceramic filter, which combines the filtering ability of a steel mesh, with the purity of a traditional 'debeso' ceramic filter. Though made from the same red clay that Tokoname is famous for, this kyusu has been fired in low oxygen conditions, turning the clay a darker colour.
Made by Gyokko (玉光) in Tokoname, the high level of craftsmanship can be seen the perfect fit of the lid which reduces the chance of leakage.
Tokoname-yaki (常滑焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Tokoname since the 12th century.
Today, Tokoname ware is known for its iconic brick-red clay called shudei. Famously used in teaware and bonsai pots, this clay’s vibrant colour comes from its rich iron content. Tea steeped in unglazed Tokoname teapots is said to have a mellower taste.
15.1cm (5.9in) - width (including handle)
7.5cm (3in) - height
275ml - capacity
Condition: Good (chip on the spout; some chips on the lid. Please see photos)
Ships from Thailand
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