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Japanese Iron Choshi by Sasaki Munehiko

Japanese Iron Choshi by Sasaki Munehiko

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1343128

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214 Kanki-cho Kamigyo-ku
Kyoto 602-8492 Japan

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Japanese cast iron choshi (sake ewer) is in the shape of reverse plum-blossom, and has bronze lid. A butterfly in arabesque is depicted in the handle with silver inlay.
Artist sign "Kamashi Hikobei" on the tomobako (original box). Kamashi is a craftsman to found chagama (iron tea ceremony pot).
Hikobei (Sasaki Munehiko 1868 - 1921) was kamashi of The Urasenke, and imparted technique for making Chagama to Katori Hotsuma in Taisho era.

Size : 8 1/8" x 5 5/8" x H 6 3/4" ( 20.6 x 14.3 x H 17 cm )
Weight about : 1 kilograms
It is in good condition.