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Japanese iron water kettle for tea, 19th century
$350

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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