Hello to All Kyusu Experts and Aficionados
Please excuse my noob-ness in general and in regards to Japanese Tea ware. I hope I am posting in the right thread.
Where I'm from we have stores that specifically sell pre-owned stuff from Japan. These things are packed to the rafters with things piled one on top of the other. They buy things sight unseen in bulk and bring it in shipping containers. Things that run the gamut from used slippers, old dolls, furniture, cookware, comic books, ceramics, toys, bikes, apparel, to whatever... you name it they have it. I'm not sure what it's called or if it exists elsewhere.
Anyway, this is how I found myself recently acquiring 4 Kyusu's. Under a pile of ceramics I found this wee teapot. I was hoping I could ask for some help in identifying what it is... if it is any good? maybe valuation... no plans of selling it or am I fantasizing that it's worth a bazillion dollars, I just want to get a bit of an education about what I own.
Any help would be appreciated. I'm not sure what information to volunteer to help identify what kind of pot this is but I will try to describe it as I am able
When you hit the lid against the body of the pot it gives out a crisp and clear "ting" literally like a bell. It's quite light and frighteningly thin. I'm fairly certain it has no glazing but it has quite a metallic sheen on it.
Thank you so much in advance
Here are the Photos