Pair of high quality cast iron chôshi 銚子 (sake ewers)

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Price:  1.100,00

Pair of high quality cast iron chôshi 銚子 (sake ewers) with a detailed lacquered lid. Its body with a refined embossed design of a bird of prey 猛鳥 (môchô) perched on a stand and on the reverse a stylized pine tree 松 (matsu).

The black lacquered lids with golden hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design): one with a crane 鶴 (tsuru) flying above a plum blossom tree 梅 (ume), the other with a pair of cranes flying above a pine tree. Both lids with a white metal knob.

The spout with a white metal lining, and the loop handles decorated with a subtle embossed karakusa (scrolling foliage) design. Both standing on three low feet.

The body is signed ‘Image of Sei’ô’ 晴王画.

Approx. dimensions:
Height 15 cm, Width 17.3 cm, Depth 12.1 cm.
Period: Japan – Early Meiji period (Second half 19th century).

Both in a very good condition with minimal traces consistent with age. The kettles have been tested to see if they leaks, and there is no leakage. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Including original wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box).

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

Ref. No. : B2097-1d


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