The historic company behind these brass trivets established a line of living ware in 1897 in the city of Takaoka, Japan, where the tradition of casting can be traced all the way back to 1611. The trivet’s designer, Oji Masanori, respects this rich heritage of casting techniques and quality materials, while keeping his pieces modern and functional. First, the trivet is sand-casted. Melted brass (hitting temperatures of roughly 2,000°F or 1,100°C) is poured into the molds. Once the liquid has hardened, the molds are broken and the trivets removed. Minor irregularities and burrs are removed, and the trivet is filed and sanded until finished smooth.
The trivet’s polish transforms over many years into a deep patina due to oxidation. The longer it’s used, the richer the color. You can restore the original brightness of the brass with an abrasive, or a cloth made for polishing metals. The sandy texture you may see is due to the trivets being sand-casted. Any variation in color is a quality of solid brass.
Brass has long been an important material in Asian arts & crafts and Buddhist altar decoration. Resistant to corrosion, it’s also used on ships and for outdoor fittings.
Our solid brass trivet is corrosion resistant. Protects your dining table and kitchen counter from hot dishes straight out of the oven. Decorative detailing. Measures 6 inches in diameter. Made in Japan since 1897.
6 inch diameter
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