It's not a pot or a cup but I didn't know where else to post this.
Oni Arare Tetsubin with fukuro tsuru by Kunzan
Holds 1.8 liters, 60.8 ounces. This is where all my tea begins, HOT WATER, I have upgraded from a smaller tetsubin to this one and I am ever so glad I did. This kettle really is a piece of art, I love the sound it makes when it is heating on the burner, and yes you can really taste a difference in the water. Does it make tea taste better? Well it certainly brings out some more character and adds and great emphasis to the finish. plus the water stays hot for a LONG time.
great attention to detail, this is true craftsmanship!
Here you cans see the mushi kui or "bug bite marks" this is a special feature for kettles with hollow handles.
and of course it has picked up the initial rust, it is too early for scale to have developed.