Cast Iron Paperweight - Whale
This cast iron whale is both functional as a paperweight and decorative as an object. The simple shape expertly captures the magnificent whale in motion. It is an excellent addition to anyone's desk or bookshelf, and as it comes in a box, perfect as a gift, too.
- Cast iron
- 4⅝"(L) x 1½"(W) x 1¼"(H)
- 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 Saburo Shōten was founded in 1939 in Takaoka, Toyama prefecture, where copper casting has been a major industry over 400 years. Using the technology and experience in copper casting, Sumitani Saburo Shōten creates a wide variety of household and decorative items using iron, aluminum, tin and brass.