Netsuke: A little Japanese sculptured item of ivory, wood, or porcelain that ranges in height and width from one-half to three inches. Mythological images, flowers, animals, gods, and goddesses are among the carvings. Netsuke pieces were initially employed as toggles in the fourteenth century. A cord was slipped under and over the obi and through a hole in the netsuke.
Brandt’s tea infuser is an essential object of the Bauhaus. Only three inches tall, its diminutive size is the result of its function. Unlike conventional teapots, it is intended to distil a concentrated extract that can produce tea with any desired strength when combined with hot water in a cup.