Tea container (shiki matsuba chūnatsume)

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Wood, lacquer, gold
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (tea caddy overall): 7 × 6.5 cm (2 3/4 × 2 9/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

  • Description

    Cylindrical wood and lacquer tea caddy (natsume) in medium size, convex lid and squared shoulders narrowing slightly from mid-point toward base, black glossy lacquer on exterior with pine-needles rendered in gold. Base marked in red lacquer with artist's signature "Akira".
    Box contains inscriptions and seal.
  • Signatures

  • Marks

  • Inscriptions

  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Origin

    Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    The Kinsey Chanoyu Collection, Gift of Gregory Kinsey
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