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Tokoname Chestnut Teapot

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Made in Tokoname, Japan
Unglazed clay interior
Ceramics studio: Isshin
Infuser: Clay sasame & removable stainless steel basket
Packaging: Paper box
Height: 3.75″ (to top of lid)
Functional capacity: 8.5 oz / 251 ml

 

Tokoname has been a center of ceramic production since the 12th century and is, along with the kilns at Seto, Shigaraki, Echizen, Tanba, and Bizen, one of the oldest pottery production sites in Japan. Fortunately for those of us who are clay collectors, many pottery artisans in Tokoname have been honing their skills from a young age, and have now matured into their role as a clay master.

 

Tokoname clay is instantly recognizable for its thin body and smooth surfaces, as well as the hardness of the clay. Today, some artists are blending-in a small proportion of other ‘secret ingredient’ clay from protected sources, or adding grit to the clay to achieve a different appearance in some of their teaware. But all of these teawares resonate as Tokoname because of the spirit of the potters and that the overall style of Tokoname prevails.

 

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This teapot has a pleasantly-rounded body and a unique profile.  The rim is flared upward in the ‘front’ and ‘back’ of the pot, creating a secure spot for the lid and giving the pot a lovely silhouette.  Its clay body is a warm tan color with a significant amount of rose fleck.   Simple, vertical hand-drawn lines embellish the surface of the pot, while the lid is accentuated with a purplish-grey metallic glaze.  The lid’s knob is slightly indented, making it the perfect spot to place your finger while pouring.  The handle is well proportioned and has a squared off top, making it comfortable to hold.

Equipped with both a built in clay sasame filter and a removable stainless steel mesh strainer, this teapot is capable of accommodating a wide variety of tea leaf sizes.  It has a wide opening, so it is also easy to fill and to clean.

An all around pretty yet practical teapot that’s also quite reasonably priced!

 

Please Note:
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.

Want to know more?

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