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Meiji Period Bizen Chaire
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This remarkable chaire (tea caddy) is part of a series of mostly antique and vintage items that we recovered from the storehouse of a retired construction contractor. His house is located in the southern part of Kyoto, where buildings from the Edo and Meiji periods still stand. His son not being interested in inheriting his father's collection, we were asked to take them out, and we are now able to present them to you.

Chaire are thick tea containers, whereas natsume are used for thin tea and are usually made of lacquered wood. This particular container was made during the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is a bizen ware, from one of the six oldest remaining Japanese pottery traditions. Bizen is a small town in Okayama prefecture (ancient Bizen province). There, for more than one thousand years, potters have been producing a sober yet strong looking wood fired ceramic.

The robustness and serenity of this tea caddy are its attractiveness. The granite-like, dark red tones of the body make it look like an ancient Egyptian jar and give him a stature that inspires reverence.

Please let us know if you have some questions.

The bears the seal Bizen and is in perfect condition.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.1 cm (3.4 x 4.44 in); 228 g (8 oz)

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