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Tea caddy (natsume), stylized chrysanthemums, Japan 20c

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Tea caddy (natsume), stylized chrysanthemums, Japan 20c
Tea caddy of low, wide shape (hira natsume). The wooden base covered with semi-transparent dark brown lacquer. Decorated in red lacquer with stylized chrysanthemums and grasses with inlaid silver metal dewdrops. The bottom in black lacquer. Black lacquer interiors. Height 2 (5.2 cm), diameter 3 1/8 (8 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Perfect condition. In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 3 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches (9.5 x 10 x 10 cm), inscribed at one side tsuyu kiku (dew drops on chrysanthemums), shoryu (probably a kind of brown) , hira natsume (low shape tea caddy). Signed SRIN and with square red seal imprint SRIN. Printed label glued to inside of lid with concise information on size, color and artist.

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