The Tradition Collection

A premium collection from Bento&co unlike any before, we’ve handpicked a selection of gorgeous Japanese antique tableware from Kyoto that will allow you to experience the beauty of traditional Japan in your own home. Whether displayed in your house, or, as we would recommend, enjoyed in your daily life, these one-of-a-kind treasures will transport you to a Japan of long ago.

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Meiji-Era (1890) Copper Kettle

Meiji-Era (1890) Copper Kettle

Regular price $ 540.00 USD
Regular price $ 600.00 USD Sale price $ 540.00 USD
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This very rare, Meiji-Era small kettle features a striking shape and is made from copper, famous for its excellent heat conductivity and retention as well as its antibacterial qualities. The hand-hammered surface increases heat absorption and also creates a mesmerizing visual effect, enhanced by the glossy black oxidization of the copper.

Use for boiling water, for steeping tea, or for warming sake (its original purpose!)

Details & Care:

  • Date: 1890
  • Use only with a gas stovetop.
  • As this is an antique item (estimated about 130 years old), there are some signs of wear but otherwise in amazing condition.
  • Hand wash only. Wash with warm water and mild detergent. Dry immediately to avoid spotting.
  • Do not microwave.
  • Handmade in Japan.
  • Final Sale (not eligible for returns or exchanges)
As we ship from Kyoto, our products may be subject to taxes & customs fees in the country of delivery. View full details

Bento&co is officially licensed by Kyoto prefecture to sell antiques. License number: 611242230009

A piece of living history

Selected by one of Kyoto's top antique dealers
Ships Free from Kyoto, Japan (Tracked and Insured)
Guaranteed one-of-a-kind antique.

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