This charming teapot by Kouji has a classic Tokoname appearance – black with cloud-like patches of red floating across the surface. This effect is achieved by placing the vessel in the kiln twice – once in an oxidizing kiln and once in a reducing kiln.
These two conditions within the kiln develop the red and the black parts of the teapot. This teapot is low and wide – we like the large opening in the body of the teapot for easy filling with large leaf tea. A low and wide teapot is an excellent choice for tea enthusiasts looking for an unglazed clay pot to steep all styles of oolongs ( leafy, semiball-rolled, strip style ) or large-leaf Yunnan dian hong ( black tea).
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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