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Japanese lacquer Tea Caddy (Natsume)
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Japanese lacquer Tea Caddy (Natsume)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1920: Item # 1210666
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An unusual hira natsume decorated with motifs of a cicada, dragonfly, spider, snail, cricket, and frog. A few insects are closely associated with the various seasons. For example, the cicada and snail are summer insects, the dragonfly and cricket are autumn. In addition, the insects have allusions to zen and Japanese philosophies. Age: Taisho Period Size: diameter 3.25" height 2.25"