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Oigen for Joyce Chen, Year of the Ram zodiac tetsu kyusu

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    Posted 9 months ago

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    This Year of the Ram tetsu kyusu was made by Oigen for Joyce Chen. It is 7" in diameter, minus the spout, and 2" high, minus the lid and handle. It weighs 3 lbs 5 ounces and is marked "JOYCE CHEN" under the spout. The mold work is very detailed, but I could not do it justice using artificial light and my phone camera. The detail is so fine that the rings in the ram's horn's are visible.

    I have learned, I think, about all that I can by handling examples of Japanese tetsu kyusu, and have identified the marks of many of the larger foundries which are now active. That means that I have wound down my collecting of Japanese tetsu kyusu. I think that I have mentioned before that I do not particularly care for the zodiac pots made by Oigen for Joyce Chen, but this is one of the two or three that I wanted to have an example of and will likely keep for my collection.

    I have purchased only one other tetsu kyusu in the past several weeks, and only because it came with a trivet that I wanted and the set was only $9. I will post that one, by and by. My intention is to start donating the majority of my pots to a local thrift shop, keeping only the best examples and unidentified pots.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Fabulous ram design pot, great image - love all your Joyce Chen's they are terrific
    2. racer4four racer4four, 9 months ago
      Nice one Kevin. I have quite a few pieces that are not my favourites that I bought as samples.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Jenni!

      Thanks for your comments, Karen!

      Thanks for loving my newest pot fortapache, Vynil33rpm, Cisum, BHIFOS, Kevin, Jenni and jojowasthemanfrommars!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks dav2no1!!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2!
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 9 months ago
      I missed this one when I was looking. I think the design is quite beautiful and has a nice art deco flair. Wonder if there is a museum for them ?
    7. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, PhilDMorris! If there isn't a museum for Japanese metal work, there should be. Japanese take this art form pretty seriously.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks aura and Daisy1000!

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