Hammered Brass Kettle

$2,380

1 in stock

Pick up at Crafts on Peel in Central, Hong Kong during business hours

or Local Express Delivery (Paid by Receiver)

Product Story

The brass kettle is hammered by the Luk brothers from Ping Kee Copperware. A wooden handle is attached to prevent scalding. The craftsmen hammered the work thousands of times to give life to the unique piece. “Boiling water, luscious tea” – during the 1950s and 1960s, copper kettles were popular in many Cantonese tea houses. Gradually replaced by stainless steel kettles, brass kettles are now available only in traditional herbal tea shops and congee shops.

 

Luk Shu-Choi and Luk Keung-Choi

Ping Kee Copperware

Hong Kong

Since | 1940

Luk Ping was born in the 1940s and established Ping Kee Copperware, which has now been running for eighty years. Today, the business is managed by his two sons Luk Shu-choi and Luk Keung-choi. In reminiscence, it was purely out of the idea of acquiring a skill-set and inheriting the business that the Luk brothers learned copper forging from his father, without giving much consideration on the future. The elder brother, Luk Shu-choi focuses mainly on design, while the younger brother Luk Keung-choi manages the forging of copperware.

Address | 1-5 Hamilton Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

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