Kettle and Floor Brazier
Kettle and Brazier

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Momoyama Period (1568-1615)

Date:
Late 16th century

Medium:
Iron with openwork decoration

Dimensions:
17 x 8 1/16 inches (43.2 x 20.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1928-114-2a--c

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds, 1928

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Label:
This kettle (kama) is made of cast iron, which favorably affects the taste of the water it holds. It functions much as a modern-day tea kettle, but has no spout. The two ears facilitate lifting by means of removable rings. The brazier is used to hold the burning charcoal necessary for boiling the water in the kama.