This attractive Koi designed cast iron trivet lets you serve a pot of hot tea without worrying about damaging your table. It is traditionally designed for holding hot cast iron teapots (tetsubin) and has 3 rubber tipped legs underneath for stability to keep the teapot raised 1/2 inch from the surface of the table. Cast ironware is praised worldwide for its beauty, strength, and superb quality. This trivet has a koi design which symbolizes perseverance, courage, and good fortune in traditional Japanese culture. Our Japanese Koi Cast Iron Trivet matches the design of our Bronze Koi Cast Iron Tetsubin. It is not finished in bronze but rather in an "antique" finish.