Cast iron & bronze chagama 茶釜
Price: € 550,00
Heavy & high quality cast iron chagama 茶釜 (iron tea kettle) and dome-shaped warm brown patinated bronze furo 風炉 (portable brazier to boil water for tea) in their original signed and marked transport boxes 供箱 (tomobako).
The chagama completed with a bronze lid with a kiku-shaped 菊 (chrysanthemum) knob. On the sides there are two subtle stylized dragon-shaped open ears.
The kettle part is resting on the rim of the stove which stands on three tapered feet. This rim is decorated with a lovely openwork design petals. The furo has two openings, which are positioned opposite of each other, both in the shape of a Buddhist flame.
The bottom of the furo marked with a 2-kanji seal ‘Sôya’ 宗也.
The chagama and furo are in a very good condition. The furo with some superficial traces of use. The knob is slightly skewed. Please look at the photos for a condition reference. The kettle has been tested to see if it leaks, but there no leakage.
Taishô-period – Early Shôwa-period
Together: height 32.5 cm
Kama: height 19.5 cm, diameter 22.5 cm
Furo: height 21.5 cm, diameter 31 cm
Total weight Chagama: 8.2 kg
Chagama is a Japanese term meaning metal pot or kettle used in Japanese tea ceremony. In the tea room, the kama is either heated over a portable brazier or in a sunken hearth (ro) built into the floor of the tea room, depending on the season. The furo (portable brazier) is used during spring and summer. On the edge of a Furo a fire window or cut-out opening provides the necessary draft to keep the sumi burning properly. (From Wikipedia).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.