Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Cherry bark themed cast iron tetsu-kyusu #2

In Asian > Japanese Metalwork > Show & Tell.
Japanese Metal Work71 of 200Japanese arare design cast iron nabeshikiCherry bark themed cast iron tetsu-kyusu #2
Love it
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
RadegunderRadegunder loves this.
BenBen loves this.
Alfie21Alfie21 loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 1 year ago

    (926 items)

    This cherry bark themed tetsu-kyusu is 3.25" in diameter x 3" high, minus spout and lid. It has an unknown (to me) maker's mark and its stamped aluminum infuser survived with the pot. It weighs 1 lb and 4 ounces and holds 6-8 ounces of water. This appears to be another, never used, souvenir tetsu-kyusu. I purchased it from a seller in the U.S.

    I like to have multiple examples of classic design tetsu-kyusu so I can examine how different foundries approached the design and execution, and this one is a different take by a different foundry on this classic style than the first one I posted. The design simulates a single piece of cherry bark, where the first tetsu-kyusu of this type that I posted on CW simulated being made of several sheets of cherry bark. It uses slightly different colors and different decoration, except for the pine cone finial. Other than that, they are very similar, though slightly different in size. The aluminum infuser suggests that this is an older pot as mesh wire infusers have replaced these solid aluminum ones. Guessing maybe 1970s to late 1980s for this one, but that is a WAG (wild assed guess) on my part. Very inexpensive, under $30 shipped from an on line auction site.

    I have realized that I have several pieces by this foundry in my collection and am starting to link these posts together:

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Japanese Metalwork
    See all
    Chinese old bronze hand casting snake statue collectable pendant netsuke
    Chinese old bronze hand casting sna...
    japanese bronze snail statue figure collectable ornament netsuke
    japanese bronze snail statue figure...
    Japanese antique wooden Buddha statue monk sitting statue with a beautiful box
    Japanese antique wooden Buddha stat...
    Chinese old bronze hand casting snake statue collectable pendant netsuke
    Chinese old bronze hand casting sna...
    See all


    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Gorgeous bark texture, this cast iron pot is a beauty!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      It's a real beauty Kevin.
      Have a great Easter! Chocolate is on......
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment, Jenni! I like these cherry bark versions. Not sure how practical they are though as the basket goes almost all the way to the bottom. I have not tried using one, yet.

      She's alive! Thanks for your comment, Karen! As a fellow atheist, I also celebrate any excuse to eat chocolate, though I already eat dark chocolate every day!

      Thanks for loving my cherry bark tetsu-kyusu Alfie21, Thomas, PhilDMorris, dav2no1, Vynil33rpm, Watchsearcher, fortapache, Karen, ho2cultcha, Jenni, Kevin, aura and jscott0363!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Radegunder and Ben!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Eileen! Not late at all! Glad you liked this piece. I hope you had a happy Easter!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my latest cherry bark themed tetsu kyusu SEAN68!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.