This Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is made with a striking green, yellow, red, and white marbled clay and has a ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter which imparts no metallic tastes to the tea.
The marbled effect is produced through the nerikomi technique, which involves layering different coloured clay. Made by Hida Tosen (Stamped Tosen, 陶仙).
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.
15.5cm (6.1in) - width (including handle)
7.3cm (2.9in) - height
230ml - capacity
Condition: Very good (minor crack in the debeso filter, does not impact functionality))
This vintage item ships from Thailand
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