13 (h) x 20 x 20 cm
Edo period, 18th century
**Iron tea kettle for tea ceremony
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)
Okamashi (tea kettle caster)
Signature : Nagoshi Yagorō Masaharu "