Japanese Ceramics / Rare Banko Japanese Teapot Houhin Shape / Kyushu

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Seller: artasia (87) 100%, Location: North York, ON, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283112055569 Welcome to our page! This is a bidding/sale on Banko (Purple Clay) Teapot for Sencha / Gyokuro Condition: Used Details: The Banko ware produced during old era was called 古萬古. Initially Banko was using white or yellow clay. But the white clay was over used and finished. Thus it changed to the existing local clay which is known as Purple Clay (紫泥). The first Banko was made back in year 1736. It was started in Yokkaichi City of Mie Prefecture 三重県四日市市. The person who established this technique is 沼波弄山. He hoped that his product’s spirits will live forever, thus he stamped 萬古不易 (Banko Fueki)on his product. The Banko ware produced during old era was called 古萬古. Initially Banko was using white or yellow clay. But the white clay was over used and finished. Thus it changed to the existing local clay which is known as Purple Clay (紫泥). Banko is baked with Reduction Furnace: 還元焼成 . It gives very limited oxygen into the kiln. The atmosphere is lack of oxygen and fill with carbon monoxide. Clay is reduced as no oxygen is available. With the reduction furnace, the mineral, in particular Iron inside the clay changes to blue in color. After baking is completed, the baked teapot exposes to the atmosphere as door is opened, the surface of teapot is slightly oxidized. The oxidized iron is reddish in color, and when blue color mixed with this reddish color, teapot appears to be purple in color. Ceramic Condition: Excellent General Notice: Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any kind of clarifications or if you have any questions about the item. Discounts on shipping for multiple items are available! (For bidding items only) 10% off for 2 items 20% off for 3 or more items Notice for International Buyers: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Shipping Notice: International shipping for this item will be via Tracked International. ****Please send me a request for Tracked Worldwide Shipping ($115 CAD), which is a very safe tracked and insured method of shipping, before payment if this better suits your needs. Shipping for US customers will be via Expedited Parcels. If you have any other preferences in terms of shipping method, please let me know before payment! Shipping Notice: International shipping for this item will be via Tracked International (1-4 weeks), which does not have tracking. ****Please send me a request for Tracked Worldwide Shipping ($115 CAD), which is a very safe tracked and insured method of shipping, before payment if this better suits your needs. ****You can also request the item to be shipped by International Air (3-6 weeks) ($25 CAD) / International Surface (2-6 months) ($25 CAD), simply send me a message before payment. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty that comes with International Surface Shipping, we cannot offer any accommodations in case the item goes missing / arrives late. We strongly recommend you choose International Air as the shipping method. Shipping for US customers will be via Expedited Parcels. If you have any other preferences in terms of shipping method, please let me know before payment! Normal 0 false false false EN-US ZH-CN X-NONE

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