1900s Japanese tea ceremony SHIGARAKI CHAIRE tea caddy
Listed Price $225.00
1900-1920s (late Meiji - early Taisho) Japanese chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) with well defined shoulders. 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, freely applied ash glaze with pleasing pooling providing deeper color. Very pleasing shape, the foot shows typical Japanese elliptical lines on the bottom left by a string used to cut the item off the potters wheel, in excellent condition, impressed with potter’s seal by the bottom. Old turned bone lid lined with gold leaf cloth on the inside, Height with cover 2 13/16 inches.
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