This is a special Japanese cast iron pot for warming water for chado (tea ceremony). It dates to the late Edo Era c. 1850 and has a deep relief image of a peony on one side with a kiri (paulownia) leaf and blossom on the reverse (see pictures 2 & 4). Both of these plants were well known family crests (mon) in Japan.
It has a bronze lid. This chagama has been well used yet well loved and, other than some minor oxidation and mineral deposits (see picture 7), remains in very fine condition.
It is water tight and measures 5 1/2" high by 6" in diameter. Not including the side handles. It holds about one liter of liquid and does very well over flame.
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The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE CHAGAMA CHADO TEA CEREMONY CAST IRON WATER POT" is in sale since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tea Caddies". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.