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Round tin saucer

Round tin saucer

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Tin has been highly regarded and worked in Japan for more than 1300 years. In the world of tea, especially that of sencha, tin has been a material highly prized for tea caddies since the Edo Period, but even more for saucers. Today it is still very frequent to see tin saucers used in the sencha tea ceremony.
We now find many metallic saucers made from cheap stainless steel, but Thés du Japon is offering you these handmade round saucers in traditional Ôsaka-Naniwa tin.
They have been decorated with various plant motifs that show up shiny and smooth against a darker background with a rough texture (ibushi) obtained using an acid solution that attacks the tin. Only the tin under the pigment used to define the motifs remains smooth and shiny. The black colour was obtained using lacquer.
φ 9.9 cm (3.9 in) × H 2.0 cm (0.8 in)
Diameter of the bottom: 3.6 cm (1.4 in)

* This is not a set: the price is for a single saucer.
* We reserve the right to choose the motif. You can state your preference, but unfortunately, depending on the stock available, we may not be able to fulfil it.
*These works are made one-by-one, by hand, so it is possible that their shape and colour may be slightly different from that 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.


Round tin saucer

USD $80.00

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