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Oval tin saucer

Oval tin saucer

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When the sencha-dô (sencha tea ceremony) developed in the Edo Period, many accessories were added. Saucers were of course among them, and tin was an especially appreciated material. It is a metal with a history of hand working in Japan that is over 1300 years old.
Here are oval saucers in Ôsaka-Naniwa suzu tin, a traditional craft from the city of Ôsaka dating back to the seventeenth century.
They have been decorated with various plant motifs. In order to obtain this type of decoration on tin, the motifs are first painted using a paintbrush, and then the object is dipped in an acid bath that attacks the tin, creating a rough texture (ibushi) everywhere on the surface, except on the parts where the motifs were painted, which thus remain smooth and shiny. Finally, the object is covered in lacquer to make the ibushi surface darker.
φ 9.0 cm (3.5 in) × H 2.0 cm (0.8 in)
Diameter of the bottom: 3.2 cm (1.25 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.


Oval tin saucer

USD $100.00

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