An inlaid rounded square tetsubin (iron teapot) By Ryubundo, mid/late 19th century
Lot 573
An inlaid rounded square tetsubin (iron teapot)
By Ryubundo, mid/late 19th century
Sold for £ 8,750 (US$ 11,617) inc. premium

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An inlaid rounded square tetsubin (iron teapot) By Ryubundo, mid/late 19th century An inlaid rounded square tetsubin (iron teapot) By Ryubundo, mid/late 19th century
An inlaid rounded square tetsubin (iron teapot)
By Ryubundo, mid/late 19th century
The body engraved and decorated in gilt and silver takazogan with alternate panels of crabs crawling just beneath the surface of calm rippled waters and gnarled branches of plum, one engraved with a Chinese poem, the handle similarly inlaid with two crabs, the edge of the cover worked in silver wire with assorted seashells and surmounted with a foliate knop, signed Ryubundo zo. 11.5cm (4½in) high. (2).

Footnotes

  • 蟹に梅図鉄瓶 龍文堂作 19世紀中期/後期

    Founded by Shikata Yasunosuke (1786-1841) who took the name Ryubundo when he moved from Tanba Province to Kyoto, the Ryubundo Company spanned eight generations, continuing to make high-quality iron kettles from the end of the Edo period until 1958.
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