Japanese Kyusu - Year of the Pig Black Kurodei Tokoname-yaki Teapot - 360ml

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This black kurodei Tokoname kyusu (teapot) is decorated with plum blossoms and boars. In keeping with the boar theme, the lid knob is carved in the shape of a boar. The pot's classic shape and 'sawayaka' fine steel mesh filter make it a great entry-level teapot useful for any type of 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.

Dimensions:

17.7cm (7in) - width (including handle)
9.5cm (3.7in) - height
360ml - capacity

Condition: Very good (minor chip on the lid, please see photos)

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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