This Tokoname teapot has a pleasant color and a soft metallic sheen. The pot’s exterior is coated in a difficult-to-pin-down color that is a mixture of purple, brown and grey tones, while the pot’s interior shows off the warm rose and brown tones of the un-glazed clay. A series of combed lines decorate the pot’s body and lid. Although the lines on the body and lid do not ‘match up’, the potter has cleverly spaced them in a way that tricks the eye into thinking they do. This spacing makes it look as though the lines emanate from the lid’s wonderfully-shaped knob and cascade down the sides of the pot. Expressive splashes and drips of glossy black glaze across the lid, handle and body break up the otherwise linear decoration.
This is a very sturdy teapot that has a nice heft. It has a wide opening, making it a great choice for steeping large leaf oolongs and China green teas, or light and voluminous China white teas.
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?