Nice Japanese Tea Ceremony set w/Portable Storing Box
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1940: item # 959990
Please refer to our stock # 04223 when inquiring.
SANAI FINE ART & ANTIQUES
P. O. Box 495633
Garland, Texas 75049-5633
Item was $395.00, Sale $185.00
Nice Japanese Tea Ceremony Set with Portalble Storeing Wooden Box. The Box is made with Kiri(paulownia wood) like same material of Tansu chest.
The size of Shuno-Bako(storeing box): 9"L x 6 1/8" W x 9 1/8" H.
Chawan(Tea Box) size: 4/11/16" Dia x 2 5/8" High.
Natsume size: 2 5/8" Dia x 2 1/2" High
Chasen (bamboo mixer) size: 4 3/8" High.
Chashaku size: 7 1/4" Long, nade by bamboo.
Fukusa size: 10 3/4" Square, made by silk.
Hai Narashi(ash smoother) size: 4" (metal made with gold plated). Long
Chawan, Tea Bowl is Oribe bowl which has been well used and very lightly made with nice keshiki front and back. It well fitting to the inside palm. The condition of bowl has one hairline as photo showing in the size of 1 1/4" Long. It is marked with artist name which looks like Genshu or Gen something. Second Kanji can not be identifies. Shuno-bako is well made with the drawer on the top, there are divided area shelf for other tea articles items. Storeing box has little deteriation on the front corner from the age. Whether Natsume body made by wood or lacquer over synthetic material which can not be confirmed. Dating for Chawan and Box from around 1930-40's.