SEIGADO INDIGO BLUE JAPANESE TEAPOT 12.2OZ(360ML)
$703.00

Seigado Indigo Blue Japanese Teapot 12.2oz(360ml)

USD $703

Only 1 piece in stock!

This Japanese Teapot has graceful curves and deep blue color. This is a product of Seigado, the metalwork studio in Nigata prefecture.

After melting copper into a sheet form, it is hammered into shape using the hammering technique called "Tsuiki", making the piece seamless.

The spout and handle are silver-waxed for durability. The lid knob is covered with sandalwood. The handle is wrapped with wisteria vines. The inside is tin-plated so that no odor remains, making it suitable for enjoying the taste of tea itself.

Pair this with Seigado Golden Brown Teapot Coaster for more unified table setting. 

This beautiful surface of indigo coloration is the result of very delicate work as shown below.

1. Soak the copper in a thin sulfur solution to darken it.
2. Immediately rinse well with water and dry.
3. Polish the surface with a cloth. The black color becomes shiny and the hammered finish also appears.
4. Polish the surface more vigorously and carefully.
5. Next, boil Seigado's secret colored water solution.
6. Boiled for a short time in the boiling solution.
7. Immediately, the pot is rinsed with water and dried.
8. Then a deep indigo color appears.

Seigado has a workshop at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture, where high quality copper was discovered about 300 years ago and "Tsuiki'', the technique of hammering copperware has developed since then.

"Tsuiki'' is a metalworking technique that is derived from the words 'hammer' and 'raise', so this process literally means hammering and embossing copperware products. The traces of the hammering, the process of making are left as beautiful patterns on the products.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Dimension: [Excluding the handle]10.2cm(4in) x 13.5cm(5.3in) x H9.5cm(3.7in), bottom D6cm(2.4in), handle 4.8cm(1.9in) x H6.5cm(2.6in)
  • Capacity: 360ml(12.2oz)
  • Material: Copper, Tin
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Seigado

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Seigado has a workshop at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture, where high quality copper was discovered about 300 years ago and "Tsuiki'', the technique of hammering copperware has developed since then. "Tsuiki'' is a metalworking technique that is derived from the words 'hammer' and 'raise', so this process literally means hammering and embossing copperware products. The traces of the hammering, the process of making are left as beautiful patterns on the products. There's a saying in Japan that things improve with good use, and Seigado's products have a charm that naturally makes us want to take good care of them. 

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In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.

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