Great, heavy cast iron chagama

Price:  420,00

Great, heavy cast iron chagama 茶釜 (iron tea kettle) and dome-shaped bronze furo 風炉 (portable brazier to boil water for tea).

The chagama completed with a bronze lid with an open kiku-shaped 菊 (chrysanthemum) knob. On the sides there are two subtle stylized dragon-shaped open ears. A nanako-patterned ring above a few leaves in low relief.

The kettle part is resting on the rim of the stove, carried by three short tapered feet. This rim is decorated with a lovely open worked design of dots and petals. The furo has two openings, which are positioned opposite of each other, both in the shape of a Buddhist flame. The furo has a nice warm brown patina.
Standing on an black lacquer wooden platform with a ribbed relief.

Including original wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box) with inscription in ink.

Approx. size:
Together: height 34 cm
Kama: height 15 cm, diameter 2.5 cm
Furo: height 21.5 cm, diameter 30 cm
Tile: length 26.1 cm, width 24.5 cm
Total weight Chagama: 6.5 kg

Period: Japan – Taishô period (1912-1926).

The chagama and furo are in a very good condition with only minor traces of age and wear. Please look at the photos for a condition reference. The kettle has been tested to see if it leaks, but there no leakage.

Ref. No. : C2071


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