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Japanese Metal Ware18 of 139Coin themed Japanese kyusuIwachu Japanese maple leaf themed cast iron kyusu
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    Posted 2 months ago

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    Here is the Iwachu fan themed trivet that accompanied my Iwachu persimmon themed kyusu. This nabeshiki (trivet) is 5.75" long on the two shorter sides, 6.5" long on the long side and 5.5" from the end of the handle to the middle of the fan. It has the Iwachu mark on the back. Most of the fan trivets I have seen have tassels on the base, usually blue or purple. It provides adequate space to resting the teapot. As I mentioned previously, I don't really like these fan shaped trivets, functionally, but they are pretty.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      I would handle the lesser function to have the form.
      So appealing in so many ways.
      You have opened my eyes to Japanese iron ware, Kevin. I never knew !
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Kevin, how I wish I could take photographs as nice as you do!
      This is one beautiful trivet. I wouldn’t use it for fear of scratching both tea pot or trivet itself, like you said. Seems more of a decoration to me :)
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Beautiful trivet!! I love the sea turtle on this one!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Karen. I am still learning about Japanese metal ware. I have not yet found and good research sources so am making some assumptions which might well be wrong about marks, etc.

      Thanks Eileen! Yeah, I won't use this one or the other fan trivet in my collection.

      Thanks jscott0363. I like the turtle design, too.

      Thanks for loving my Iwachu turtle trivet Kevin, Watchsearcher, aura, jscott0363, Eileen, Thomas, Hoot60 and Jenni!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks nutsabotas6 and fortapache!

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