This cast iron whale is both a functional paperweight and a decorative object. The simple shape expertly captures the motion of an animated whale. It is an excellent addition to your desk or bookshelf, and as it comes in a box, also perfect for a gift.
- Cast iron
- 4⅝"(L) x 1½"(W) x 1¼"(H)
- The whitish spots on the surface are called "white rust", a common finishing technique to give the surface character
- Made in Japan
Who Makes It
Sumitani Saburō Shōten was founded in 1939 in Takaoka, where copper casting has been a major industry over 400 years. Using copper casting techniques, they create a wide variety of household and decorative items using iron, aluminum, tin and brass.