A Antique Japanese Tetsubin Iron Tea Kettle. Mieji Era or Earlier.
A large well used Tetsubin with Phoenix and Dragon emblems. Nicely sized with wonderful character.
Tetsubin are Japanese cast-iron kettles with a pouring spout, a lid, and a handle crossing over the top, used for boiling and pouring hot water for drinking purposes, such as for making tea. Tetsubin are traditionally heated over charcoal. In the Japanese art of chanoyu, the special portable brazier for this is the binkake.. Tetsubin are often elaborately decorated with relief designs on the outside. They range widely in size, and many have unusual shapes, making them popular with collectors.
Dimensions: 9X7 inches
Condition: Fully intact, well used with typical loss to the enamel as seen in photos.