This vintage mould-made Tokoname-yaki kyusu (teapot) is decorated with a mountain landscape scene. It has a ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter which means that no steel comes in contact with the tea.
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)
8.4cm (3.3in) - height
280ml - capacity
Condition: Very good (chip on the handle)
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