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Japanese Lacquer Tea Caddy (Natsume) by Kyosai

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1910: Item # 1210647
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A splendid tea container decorated with hydrangeas done in makie. The container is known as a hira natsume, where the wide structure is a signature element. Motif of hydrangeas are associated with the mid summer- monsoon season in Japan and often seen in summer tea gatherings. Age: Taisho Period Size: diameter 3" height 2.25"