Pictures simply do not do this exquisite teapot justice. The unique black and gold finish which covers the teapot like a coat of armor glints and glistens in the daylight. It has wonderful texture which looks quite rough, but feels no more coarse than a fine-grained sandpaper. We love how the more golden portions of the finish seem to settle into every crevice, especially the ones Maekawa Junzo carved along the pot’s base.
Not only is this teapot a thing of beauty, it is also well crafted. It has a substantial heft to it without being ‘heavy’ and its lid fits securely. The opening is spacious enough to accommodate larger leaf tea and to allow for easy filling with water for steeping.
It is, quite possibly, our current favorite teapot in the Tea Trekker collection.
Maekawa Junzo is an extremely talented potter who has won multiple awards and competitions. He was born in Tokoname but also trained in Kyoto and Seto.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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