This gorgeous teapot has flashes of red and black that are emphasized with little white specks. It is similar to our Yokei ‘Rihi’ teapot B, but is uniquely different from that teapot at the same time. Yokei’s A version is a bit rounder and fuller around the middle while version B is more slender.
The dark side of this teapot has a tracing of dark purple metallic flashing reminds me of a dark star-studded night in deep winter when the universe looms large overhead. The red color side of the teapot presents a lively and vibrant presence, and a fitting contrast to the dark side.
This teapot has a perfectly shaped spout and a dropped-in lid. It features thin-walls and is exquisitely shaped, no surprise from our esteemed potter Yokei.
The little ‘dots’ of white are bits of sand added to create the ‘rihi effect’ which mimics the look of the skin found on a ripe Japanese pear. The teapot is un-glazed and a soft luster finish adds to the visual appeal.
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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