Antique Japanese cast iron tetsubin (kettle for heating water for tea). Made with a tall handle and bell-shaped body. Raised shells adorn one side with a raised abalone shell on the other. The intentional casting of rough edges adds a natural beach-like appearance. The lid is also made of cast iron.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 11″ high (including handle) x 7″ wide x 6 1/2″ wide