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Japanese Cast Iron Tetsubin, Plum Blossoms

Japanese Cast Iron Tetsubin, Plum Blossoms

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1950: Item # 1288211

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Tokugawa Antiques
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Astoria, OR 97103

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A large cast iron tetsubin or water kettle. Plum blossoms encircle the kettle. The lid's underside provides information that the water kettle is a gift, associated with the sakubetsucho agricultural co-op. The tea kettle was filled with water for 24 hours - it did not leak. There is the expected rust on the kettle's interior and underside of lid. There is also a an area of rust on the body of the kettle - see photos. Signed "Ryuseido". This Showa period tetsubin is in overall good condition.

Height Including Handle: 10 1/8"
Width Including Spout: 9 7/8"
Weight: 5 pounds 8 ounces

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