It was heated over charcoal on top of a specific warmer with globular shape, called Kama that was placed over a charcoal fire in a brazier called (Furo). This teapot is in a hobnail design or Arare. An original antique from the later Edo period, can be dated to early/mid 1800's. It is marked under the sprout with Kauji characters.
The handle is elaborated with beautiful curves. There is a lot of symbolism in the tea ceremony, including the design of the teapot. It is said that the black color is a symbol of fertility, and the little dots of the Arare design represent clouds filled with rain - highly prized in Japan. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS! 6.5" tall with raised handle; 4" without it; 2.5" deep, 5.5-6" widest diameter.Condition: Very good overall, no problems at all. Great patina developed over time. Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability. We will be glad to answer all of your questions and provide additional photos and/or information. The item "Antique Edo 1800s Cast Iron Tea Kettle Japan Tetsubin Chagama Marked Kauji" is in sale since Saturday, November 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Teapots". The seller is "imeon" and is located in Spring, Texas.
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