Cha gama

Price:  320,00

Cast iron chagama 茶釜 (iron tea kettle) and dome-shaped furo 風炉 (portable stove to boil water for tea). The chagama completed with a bronze lid with a kiku 菊 (chrysanthemum) shaped knob. On the sides there are two subtle stylized dragon-shaped open ears with a pair of ‘kan’ 鐶 (open spirals of heavy metal wire twisted into a kettle and used to lift it).

The kettle part is resting on the rim of the stove which stands on three tapered feet. The furo has two openings, which are positioned opposite of each other, both in the shape of a Buddhistic flame. This rim is decorated with a subtle open worked flower petal motif.

The chagama and furo are in good condition with some traces of age and wear. The interior of the furo painted blue. The kettle has been tested to see if it leaks, but there is no evidence of leakage.

Total height 31.5 cm.
Size stove: height 16 cm, diameter Ø 21.5 cm.
Size kettle: height 21.8 cm, diameter Ø 29.5 cm.
Total weight: 8.8 kg
Taishô-period / Shôwa-period.
Including tripod.

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. A bed of ashes, called Hai 灰, is laid beforehand inside the furo and the sumi (charcoal) placed on top is lit. On the edge of a Furo a fire window or cut-out opening provides the necessary draft to keep the sumi burning properly. The Kama is then set directly on the bronze or iron brazier. (From Wikipedia)

Ref. No. : 212358


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