Nousaku Tin Fleur

£64.00

A Collaboration with French designer Ms. Sylvie Amar who is well-known in the gastronomy field, this elegantly facetted glass is made of 100% pure tin using traditional casting technique handed down through generations for more than 400 years. The inner side is like a flower and its cast surface shimmers beautifully reflecting lights.

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Description

A Collaboration with French designer Ms. Sylvie Amar who is well-known in the gastronomy field, this elegantly facetted glass is made of 100% pure tin using traditional casting technique handed down through generations for more than 400 years. The inner side is like a flower and its cast surface shimmers beautifully reflecting lights.

Its Material

NOUSAKU uses pure tin. It is common to add other metallic materials to provide durability and facilitate cutting work, but NOUSAKU uses tin without such additives. Accumulated experience of skilled craftsmen enables us to produce these unique pieces. Known as the most expensive metal after gold and silver, tin is very malleable and flexible. Though having nearly the whiteness of silver, it does not rust easily nor will air tarnish it readily. It is significantly antibacterial, and also known as a material with high heat conductivity. Tin ware cooled in a refrigerator for 2-3 minutes will keep the dish fresh and cold. Furthermore tin removes excessive bitterness from sake and is known to absorb impurities and purify water, and that enables us to enjoy liquor.

Its Production

NOUSAKU uses a selection of materials and casting techniques including raw, self-hardening, lost wax, and original silicon casting method to establish a high-mix, low-volume production system. Working on the foundations of advanced techniques developed through history, and also employ new techniques such as NC processing. By achieving a balance between the machine and precision handwork of our craftsmen, we have been able to develop a flexible production system. All-inclusive production from planning to manufacturing ensures a stable supply of high-quality products.

Green sand casting

chuzoGreen sand casting is a technique for casting by pressing out the intended form using mold sand mixed with a small amount of water and clay. It enables a mold to be created quickly, making it cost effective and appropriate for mass production. While the two-piece mold limits the product shape into something that can be “sandwiched,” the use of a middle mold can produce hollow products such as flower vases and Buddhist altar fittings. Unlike other casting methods, green sand casting does not fire or add chemical treatments to the mold before casting, which is why it is called “raw casting (生-型)” in Japanese. NOUSAKU had been using this method since its beginning, and still, is our main method of casting. Our wind bells, flower vases, tin plates, and several sake wares are made by this method.

Features of casting methods at NOUSAKU

-Green Sand Casting: Typical and traditionalcasting method / Appropriate for making in large quantities
-Silicon Casting: Appropriate for expressing complex and precise details. Used only for casting tin products such as our flexible wares, chop stick rests, several sake cups and small plates.
-Self-hardening Casting: Mainly used for making large products. Generally used for casting furniture parts, chandeliers, luminaires, objets.
-Lost-wax Casting: Appropriate for expressing complex and precise details

WEIGHT : 255g

VOLUME : 80ml

DIMENSIONS : D68*H72

The purchased products will be delivered to you within 2-10 working days (Royal Mail Signed for 1st class delivery) if the products are immediately available, and it may take up to 30 days or more if the products are made to order or out of stock.

You will receive email confirmation on your estimated delivery date from us if the products are made to order or out of stock. There are occasionally extended delays on the delivery, in which case, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Those are all handmade products and there will be some miner variation in colors and shapes from one to another. It is a part of charm and I hope you anticipate it to acceptable extent. In case of any breakage or damage on the product as a result of delivery, please kindly notify us immediately by email with the photo of broken/damaged product attached. We will replace them with a new product if the breakage and damage have been caused by our delivery.

The products could be returned within 14days from the purchase in the exactly same condition as original and, in that case, the full price of the product will be refunded. The initial and returning delivery fees of returned products are payable by the customer and House of Sake cannot bare the cost of the initial and returning deliveries.

Refunds will be made immediately once the returning products are received by House of Sake in appropriate condition.

  • After use, please wipe clean using a damp soft cloth or sponge with a little neutral pH washing-up liquid then please rinse thoroughly.
  • Please avoid using stiff brushes or scouring pads as they may scratch / damage the surface.
  • To restore a high degree of shine, please polish with an ordinary metal polish, toothpaste, or baking soda.
  • As pure tin has a low melting point, please do not place over an open flame.
  • Please do not place products in microwave ovens or inside freezers.
  • If products are decorated with gold leaf, as both the clear coating & gold leaf may fall away, please do not leave items soaking in water for long periods.
  • To avoid gold leaf decoration cracking and lifting off the surface, please do not bend.
  • Those are flexible products. Please note excessive bending & shape changing may lead to the damage of the item.