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Tin tea caddy, ''Senju'', black ibushi

Tin tea caddy, ''Senju'', black ibushi

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The tradition of tin working in Japan dates back some 1300 years, but tinwork appeared in Ôsaka in the seventeenth century. These traditional works are called “Ôsaka-Naniwa tin.”
Hand made by a traditional craftsman, this tea caddy has exceptional finishing: the body and lid fit together perfectly hermetically so that tea can be kept in optimal conditions. Moreover, tin has no smell.
The circle motifs around the body are very simple, but also give the object a very strong presence. This is “ibushi” tin, in other words, it was soaked in an acid solution to create a rough surface on the body. The treated tin was then coated in black lacquer.
Capacity: around 100 g (3.5 oz) of Japanese green tea
φ 6.8 cm (2.6 in) × H 10.5cm (4 in)

*These works are made one-by-one, by hand, so it is possible that their shape and colour may be slightly different from in the photos. Thank you for your understanding.

- Tin is a soft metal: beware of denting or deforming it.
- Lift the lid off vertically.
- Do not expose it to direct heat. (Tin has a very low melting point: 235°C / 455°F.)
- Do not keep it in the freezer.
- Do not put in the dishwasher.
- Do not put in the microwave.


Tin tea caddy, ''Senju'', black ibushi

USD $280.00

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