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Iwachu square cast iron nabeshiki (trivet)

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Japanese Metal Ware104 of 139Iwachu cast iron kuroneko (black cat) paperweight for Kotobuki Trading CompanyIwachu square cast iron nabeshiki (trivet)
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    Posted 4 months ago

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    Something tells me that this cast iron trivet was made by Iwachu, but I am having trouble putting my finger on exactly why I have that feeling.... Oh I guess it could be because it says so in big letters on the back. A very well documented piece that bears what I call the old Showa (1926-1989) mark, a Kotobuki label showing that company carried Iwachu cast iron decades ago and a rough "JAPAN" mark showing it was probably not made for export, but possibly marked after manufacture for Kotobuki Trading Company of San Francisco, CA. It is small, 4.25" square, weighing in at 10.1 ounces and with a couple of bends in the top. This style of trivet was popular a few decades ago, but I think it is still made by Iwachu. This ones has a teapot ring on the top showing it was much used. I need to do some research and determine exactly when this mark was in use but having trouble finding good sources.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks Kevin!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks Hoot60 and fortapache!
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      I see the ring, much loved and that’s ok!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Used but not abused is how I like to think about it, Eileen! Thanks for your comment!

      Thanks for loving my square trivet Eileen, jscott0363, Thomas and Jenni!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Thanks Kevin, RichmondLori, ho2cultcha and SEAN68!

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