Japanese Tea Set - 順仙 新帯 Junsen Shintai - Engraved Tokoname-yaki Debeso Kyusu Teapot with 2 Yunomi Teacups

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This handmade Tokoname-yaki sencha set includes one kyusu (teapot), and two yunomi (teacups), each decorated with engraved landscape patterns. The teapot has a ceramic debeso (half-spherical) filter, which compared to a steel mesh filter, introduces no metallic flavours to the tea. Made by Junsen Shintai (順仙 新帯), stamped 順仙 (Junsen).

Ships in original tomobako (wooden paulownia box, which has a cracked lid).

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:

Teapot:
16.1cm (6.3in) - width
7.7cm (3in) - height
300ml - capacity

Larger teacup:
5.7cm (2.2in) - width
7.5cm (2.9in) - height
110ml - capacity

Smaller teacup:
5.6cm (2.2in) - width
7cm (2.8in) - height
100ml - capacity

Condition: Excellent (box lid is cracked)

This vintage Japanese item ships from Thailand

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