This is a wonderful piece of pottery by an unknown potter. The rustic, slightly-gritty clay houhin was wrapped with pieces of straw before being placed in the kiln. When the straw burned off, in its place was the richly-colored bold red marks now showing on the houhin. This simple but effective technique is known as hidasuki.
The houhin does not have a built-in clay strainer but has been fit with a stainless steel strainer for keeping the tea leaves from exiting the teapot.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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