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Japanese Kutani porcelain tea caddy with three parts: top, inner lid and body. The main body of the tea caddy is slightly ribbed beneath the upper trim and above the gilt brown stylized rock trim around the bottom. The bright pink ground on the top and the upper body is decorated with finely painted blue and yellow birds amid brightly colored floral designs. The shoulder of the caddy and bottom of the top is decorated with designs of heavy gilt, gray and brown. The top of the inner lid id decorated with gilt. On the bottom, there is a six-character mark, “Dai Nippon”. Size is 4-3/4” H x 4-3/4” Diameter; and the weight is 1.10 lb. The tea caddy is in excellent condition except for a very small chip on the inside of lid. Age is c 1890, Meiji period.