Posted 9 days ago
This Iwachu persimmon themed kyusu is small, holding only 6.8 ounces and weighs 25.3 ounces, so small but a chunk. I have had this for awhile but had put it away since it is new old stock in the original box. It is pre-1989 but no idea of the actual production date. The boxed set contained the kyusu and a fan shaped, turtle themed nabeshiki (trivet). I forgot to measure it when I had it out but I think it is roughly the same size as my mystery maker persimmon kyusu, or a bit larger, so about 4" in diameter and about 3" high, minus spout and handle.
Persimmon themed kyusu are an iconic form but they appear in several configurations, two leaf, three leaf, and four leaf. This one is the most common configuration that I found while researching them. I prefer the kyusu that have a horizontal stem shaped finial, but this one was a good deal and it is fairly rare to find an older one like this that has not been used. I will do a separate post for the nabeshiki.