Tomioka Tessai (1837 - 1924) was a painter and calligrapher in imperial Japan. He is regarded as the last major artist in the Bunjinga tradition and one of the first major artists of the Nihonga style.
This kettle pot fuses round and square shapes together, representing the sky and the land in ancient believes. One side of the body has Tessai's poetry carved on it, and the other side has a tea ceremony set. Tessai's stamp can be found underneath one side of the handle.
Material: Iron, bronze
Size: 600 ml
富冈鉄斎 Tomioka Tessai（1837～1924），字无倦，被称为“日本最后一位文人”。本品方圆相济，线条优美，壶体两侧分饰鉄斎诗句及茶器，环付下侧有鉄斎款识。整体造型古朴雅致亦不失灵巧。