Iron Fish Ornament - tortoise general store
Iron Fish Ornament - tortoise general store
Iron Fish Ornament - tortoise general store
Iron Fish Ornament - tortoise general store
Iron Fish Ornament - tortoise general store
Iron Fish Ornament - tortoise general store

Iron Fish Ornament

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Description:
Interior designer Nobuho Miya is known for his functional cast iron cookware as well as his series of cast iron animal sculptures, including the fish featured here. Its minimal yet expressive design will be at home in any modern interior. Use as a paper weight or decorative sculpture. The Nambu Tekki cast iron, one of the officially certified traditional crafts of Japan, is finished with a coat of urushi (Japanese lacquer) for a rich black that is resistant to rust.

Measurements:
6" x 6" x 2.25"

History: 
Nobuho Miya has dedicated his life to the Japanese cast iron craft. After graduating from the Kanazawa College of Arts and Crafts in 1975, he began developing his own designs to critical acclaim, winning Jugent Gestaltet Prize, Mayor Prize, and the Iwate Art Prize. His work reflects both his mastery of nambu tetsu, and keen sensibilities in modern design. Each piece is produced in the Kamasada iron casting studio, a studio in Morioka City that has been operated by the same family for three generations.

 

Materials:
Nambu Tekki cast iron and wooden base

Variation: 
The lacquer coating may be uneven in parts to reveal a silver-brown patina underneath. This is part of its natural beauty. The grain and tone of the wood base will vary from ornament to ornament.

Care Instructions:
Wipe clean with a dry cloth. Keep dry.

 

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.