This is a Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot. It is in great condition with no damage of any kind. It is enameled inside and very clean. This is a black pot with raised dots. The infuser is metal. It holds two cups. The inside of the lid is also enameled.
Japanese Tetsubin (iron teapots) evolved from larger vessels used centuries ago to heat water for tea and provide warmth and humidity in the home during the winter. Japanese cast iron finish. The pot is crafted in Iwate prefecture, a region that has been producing ironware for over 400 years. Since the pot has a coated interior to prevent rust, it is perfect for infusing any type of tea. I try to describe items as accurately as possible.