This purple tetsubin with gold highlights has a pattern of dragonflies, called tonbo
in Japanese. The dragonfly, an emblem of summer, is a popular motif in Asian art. It is sometimes known as the typhoon-fly, owing to the presence of the insect in large numbers before a storm. The Chinese believe that the insects are excited and impregnated by the wind.
Dimensions: 6-1/8" diameter by 3-1/4" height
16 ounces capacity