Posted 2 months ago
This small cast iron kyusu is 4.25" diameter x 2.5" high and weighs 1 lb 5 ounces. An aluminum infuser survived with it. It has a maker's mark that I am not familiar with. I do not know what flowers and plants are depicted on the pot. Still researching this one.
The bottom of the teapot has been redone by someone who knew what they were doing. For some reason it is difficult to get an image of the bottom that does not make it look like a disaster but it is smooth and even. It think that the new finish on the bottom was applied, or dried, a bit unevenly.
It is well used and not seriously abused, but has been very neglected and has rust outside and inside. It also has a bit of a white mineral deposit inside. The only thing that I have done to it, so far, is to go over it with a stiff nylon bristle brush to remove loose rust and crud and wipe it with a dry cloth. I am sure that with a few applications of green tea, it will clean up very nicely and the rust will be gone.
It is very well made for such a small kyusu and a design I have not seen before. It is finely molded and the maker's mark is very clear even if my image is not. It was very inexpensive, under $25 shipped. The seller's images were not too good which likely made it easy for me to buy. I will add new images when I get it cleaned up.