Tashiro Shoten was a shop located in Yokohama Japan. They were in business since well before WWII up until 1954. They were well known for making their own products in their own kilns. To this day, their products are searched for and are highly collectible. This camel teapot is one of their more sought after pieces.
I am discounting the price due to an upcoming move. I'd rather receive less money for it than to have it get damaged by the movers.
The camel is in a sitting position. It measures about 8 inches at the longest points. With the lid on and the handle down, it measures 4.5 inches tall. With the handle in the raised position, it measures 5.5 inches tall. The handle is rattan. I'm not sure if it is ceramic or porcelain. It's open mouth is the spout. The bottom is marked with the Tashiro Shoten logo of an elephant and the words 'Made in Japan'. Above the elephant logo it should say 'Hand Painted', and you can tell where a small portion of those words were, but I believe when it was marked, they got a little too close to the rim and that prevented the 'Hand Painted" words from appearing totally.
It is in very good condition. I neither see nor feel any cracks or chips. The painting is very vibrant. There is some fine crazing, mostly seen in the pink area that represents the saddle.
SPECIAL SHIPPING CHARGE NOTICE -
Delivery will be by USPS Priority Mail. Google will not include items in their search feature unless they show an actual dollar amount for the shipping cost. The cost that I am stating is for USPS Priority Mail delivery from California using the east coast as a destination. However, if you are located in or close to California the delivery charges should be less. If so, I'll be happy to refund a portion of my stated costs should you overpay, OR you can send me your zipcode and I can give you an accurate quote and change the shipping amount to reflect the correct charges should you decide to proceed with the purchase.
That being said, buyer to pay no more than $9.95 delivery charges, possibly lower depending on your location. The package will be insured.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING depends on the country. Buyer must contact seller for shipping quote before making purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
To avoid excess shipping charges, please contact seller for combined shipping charges if multiple purchases are desired.
All items in my listings come from either garage or estate sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.