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Old Tenmyo Kettle of Semehimo Type

Old Tenmyo Kettle of Semehimo Type
Cast iron
Muromachi period, 15th century
Gift of Ii Family

An excellent example of a Tenmyo kettle produced in Tenmyo in Sano-no-sho, Shimotsuke Province (today’s Sano City, Tochigi). The piece dates from the Muromachi period, which places it in the ko-Tenmyo (old Tenmyo) category. Notable features include the “ears” located very close to the mouth.

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