1910s Japanese tea ceremony SHIGARAKI CHAIRE tea caddy
Listed Price $195.00
Late Meiji - early Taisho (1910s-1920s) Japanese pottery chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) of bulbous shape with 4 mock lug handles. The piece was made at Shigaraki kilns - one of the six ancient kilns of Japan with long history dating back to the medieval period - and displays typical coarse stoneware body with large sand particles. Light gray clay turning orange color from iron oxidation during firing, very pleasant surface. The foot shows earthenware body with typical Japanese elliptical lines on the bottom left by a string used to cut the item off the potters wheel. Old bone lid. Impressed mark of the potter by the bottom. Height with cover2 5/8 inches.
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