Pumpkin

Metal

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Description

PUMPKIN CHAGAMA
Iron tea kettle for tea ceremony
Edo period, 18th century
Awasebako
Meiji expertise dated Meiji 17 (1884) :

“Nankin-gama” (iron teakettle with pumpkin shape)
Trunk size : 6sun 6bu (old unit in Japan, 6sun 6bu is about 20cm)
Mouth size : 3sun 7bu (about 11.2cm)
Lugs (kantsuki) : Tōyama type

I guarantee that this piece was made by Hyōbei (?-1773)
Meiji 17 (1884)
Dainippon kamashi-chō
Okamashi (tea kettle caster)
Signature : Nagoshi Yagorō Masaharu

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