Portable tea set in Rikyu-style (Rikyu-gata chabako)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Wood, lacquer, ceramic, bamboo, silk
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (outer wooden storage box and lid): 20.5 × 23.5 × 27.2 cm (8 1/16 × 9 1/4 × 10 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Boxed portable tea set (chabako) in Rikyu style, a paulownia wood box; contents include tea bowl with pine motif, a powdered tea holder, tea scoops, candy holder, tea whisk holder, silk bags to store implements, etc.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    The Kinsey Chanoyu Collection, Gift of Gregory Kinsey
  • Type

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