Stunning Japanese octangular iron tetsubin tea kettle for warming water during the tea ceremony, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912.  Lovely, well-rubbed design features eight sides, each with scenic vistas.  Handle features silver inlay. A rare, exceptionally beautiful item.  Wonderful aged patina. Inscribed on underside of bronze lid, Ryubundo, famed Kyoto ironworks craftsman.

Stunning Japanese octangular iron tetsubin tea kettle for warming water during the tea ceremony, Meiji period, c. 1868-1912. Lovely, well-rubbed design features eight sides, each with scenic vistas. Handle features silver inlay. A rare, exceptionally beautiful item. Wonderful aged patina. Inscribed on underside of bronze lid, Ryubundo, famed Kyoto ironworks craftsman.

A craftsman puts final touches to a decoration piece of tea kettle, at a workshop in Peshawar.  PHOTO: AFP  #crafts #pottery #copper #photography #potd #photooftheday #instadaily #instagood #igers #peshawar #punjab #karachi #islamabad #lahore #pakistan #instatravel #instapakistan

A craftsman puts final touches to a decoration piece of tea kettle, at a workshop in Peshawar. PHOTO: AFP #crafts #pottery #copper #photography #potd #photooftheday #instadaily #instagood #igers #peshawar #punjab #karachi #islamabad #lahore #pakistan #instatravel #instapakistan

A talented craftsman and an exceptional businessman, Paul de Lamerie was one of the greatest Huguenot silversmiths working in Britain during the eighteenth century. He emigrated from Holland with his family in 1689. Huguenots were French Protestants, many of whom fled from France following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, which withdrew their right to practice their faith. Huguenot silversmiths helped to revolutionize silver in Britain, introducing the newest techniques and…

A talented craftsman and an exceptional businessman, Paul de Lamerie was one of the greatest Huguenot silversmiths working in Britain during the eighteenth century. He emigrated from Holland with his family in 1689. Huguenots were French Protestants, many of whom fled from France following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, which withdrew their right to practice their faith. Huguenot silversmiths helped to revolutionize silver in Britain, introducing the newest techniques and…

George II tea kettle with stand by Samuel Courtauld  a Huguenot 1720 - 1765 Large tea kettles, used to replenish hot water in tea pots, were a standard item from about 1710. With its textured surface and upside-down pear shape, this kettle was designed as much for function as to give free reign to the craftsman’s technical skills. After shaping the sheet silver for the body of the kettle, the silversmith created the embossed surface by working from the inside of the metal,

George II tea kettle with stand by Samuel Courtauld a Huguenot 1720 - 1765 Large tea kettles, used to replenish hot water in tea pots, were a standard item from about 1710. With its textured surface and upside-down pear shape, this kettle was designed as much for function as to give free reign to the craftsman’s technical skills. After shaping the sheet silver for the body of the kettle, the silversmith created the embossed surface by working from the inside of the metal,

ARTS & CRAFTS/NOUVEAU ANTIQUE HAYLE COPPER COFFEE POT GLASGOW STYLE/LIBERTY & CO

ARTS & CRAFTS/NOUVEAU ANTIQUE HAYLE COPPER COFFEE POT GLASGOW STYLE/LIBERTY & CO

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