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Up for sale is this "Vintage hand molded pottery tea pot in Banko ware #4491" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 15cm (5 29⁄32in) x 12cm (4 23⁄32in)
- height: approx. 9cm (3 35⁄64in)
- weight: 195g
About 260 years ago, in the middle of the Edo era, there lived a wealthy merchant by the name of Nunami Rozan. Rozan, having a deep knowledge of traditional tea ceremony, had an interest in the art of ceramics. With a desire to let his creations be handed down and used eternally, his ceramics were stamped with the words "Banko Fueki", meaning “constant eternity,” and from that the name banko ware was born. The craft of such banko ware ceased with the passing away of Rozan. However, during the later stages of the Edo period, the fire crafting of banko ware was rekindled.
The crafting of Yokkaichi Banko Ware of present day is based on creations made at the beginning of the Meiji era, after exhaustively researching the creation techniques of that period.
From 80% to nearly 90% of such clay ware are found within Japan. A distinction of banko ware cooking pots is in the clay that they are made of. It has exceptionally good thermal resistance and demonstrates high durability even when used on direct flames of a gas stove or charcoal fire, or even when heated empty.
Teapots, just like clay cooking pots, are among the exemplary creations of banko ware. The teapots are made using red clay which is sourced from the local land and contains iron, and they acquire a purple tone after undergoing reduction firing for an extensive period of time. As the teapots are used, their sheen becomes ever further glossy, and by absorbing away the tartness the pots have a mellowing effect on the taste of tea.
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Our products are mostly secondhand goods. We sell them in the same condition in which they were purchased, so please be sure to wash them thoroughly before actually using them.
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