Seto Chaire by Matsumoto Tetsuzan (b)
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 2000: Item # 1185298
Kawakami 2891-4 Yufuin-cho
Yufu-shi, Oita-ken 879-5102 Japan
he sobriety of this chaire (tea caddy) is what makes its beauty. The dark caramel robe of this round vessel makes it look as sweet as a mitarashi-dango (a sweetened rice dumpling), yet its function as a thick tea container in the Japanese tea ceremony gives it pomp and nobility. This particular chaire was made by a potter named Matsumoto Tetsuzan, a third generation potter from the town of Seto, a Japanese pottery production center for more than 500 years.
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The chaire will be shipped in its silk shifuku (pouch) and a wooden box signed Tetsuzan.
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