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Japanese iron water kettle for tea, 19th century

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Japanese iron water kettle for tea, 19th century

Cast iron chagama, or water kettle used for the tea ceremony. Round form with two eyelets on the shoulder in the shape of stylized dragonheads, each holding a large ring in their mouths. Plain, roughened surface. Bronze lid with flower-shaped, open-worked knob. Nice green patina. Body cast iron. H 8 inches. Japan, 19th century. Very good condition. Beautiful deep brown patina on body. These kettles were put on an iron brazier filled with charcoal.

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