Nerikomi is a stunning technique that involves multiple layers of variously-colored clay – it is a classic Tokoname technique that produces a very dramatic effect. To achieve this the potter skillfully makes angle-cuts into the body of the piece and removes small slices of clay. This reveals a marbleized pattern that is unique to each piece. This teapot features a wonderful and harmonious swirl of red, green, grey and black clay. The marbleized pattern created by the large, flat cuts on the lid and body of the teapot contrast nicely with the the uncut, swirled clay on the teapot’s spout and handle.
A obi-ami style stainless steel screen filter surrounds the interior of the pot and is perfect for filtering out the fine particles of all types of steeped tea. Teapots with obi-ami style filters also have a smooth and fast pour.
This is a lovely teapot in an unusually generous size that is sure to bring much enjoyment to your tea table.
Please Note: Slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares 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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