Antique Japanese " TETSUBIN " TEA KETTLE POT. This one has the infuser strainer basket! (It is aluminum & clean). This is heavy Cast Iron and with a Red color, the inside is black with iridescent spots but clean and in good condition.
It is in the pattern called "Arare" or "Hailstone". It is Signed by Japanese characters by the maker. Looks to be late Meiji period, or ca.
The maker famed Ironware Maker Ryubun-do is the maker that made pieces most similar in designs from my research. This measures 4-1/2 tall with handle. 3 tall with lid no counting handle.
Pot 4.75' wide and 5-1/2 long with spout. Holds about a cup of liquid. This is in great condition for its age. Handle is strong and moves without issues. No dents or tragic wear from age.
This is for 2 reasons- I provide photos of the exact items and not stock pictures so you can always see the exact item you will get. All of my items are insured against damage in transit, I pay extra for this! The item "Antique Japanese TETSUBIN TEA KETTLE POT Cast Iron Red Arare Hailstone Signed" is in sale since Saturday, August 12, 2017.
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