Pair of cast iron chôshi 銚子 (sake kettles)

Price:  950,00

Pair of enticing cast iron chôshi 銚子 (sake kettles) with a detailed lacquered lid, raised by three low feet. Its rotund body with a subtle embossed design of stylized symbols, like mythical creatures in cartouches, Buddhist flames and chrysanthemum flowers 菊 (kiku). Finished with a rim of scrolling foliage.

The black lacquered lids with golden hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) and
togidashi makie 研出蒔絵 (burnished lacquer design) depicting flowering chrysanthemums surrounded by leaves.
Surmounted by a silver knob shaped like a kiku as well.
The loop handle with a subtle silver inlay design of scrolling vines and reticulated ovals.

Approx. dimensions:
Height with handle 18 cm, Height 10 cm, Width 22 cm, Depth 17.5 cm.

Including original wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box) with dated inscription: ‘The 12th year of the Bunsei period 文政十二年 (Bunsei Nijyû’nen), which is Anno 1829. Once part of the collections of the Nomura family 野村氏.

Considering their age in a good condition with an old restoration and some minor lacquer loss along the rims. One kettle with a wave-shaped restoration along the body.
The kettles have been tested to see if they leaks, and there is some signs of leakage around the impression on the bottom of both. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.

Ref. No. : B4076-1d

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