5 Japanese pewter Cha Tuo
Chataku in Japanese
Diameter: 11 cm x 6.5 cm
Height: 2 cm
Weight of the set: 370 gram
Made in Japan. Second hand. Since pewter is easy to bend, the shape of these chatuo is sometimes not even anymore.
These saucers hold small tea cups with style. And they protect the tea cloth from stains. Each saucer features a different plant. The 5 plants are: Plum blossom, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and Pine. They show the strong connection between drinking tea and nature. But they also convey the strong symbolism and moral values of ancient Chinese literati.
You can see how I use them here with my ivory flower cups.