Brazier (furo), binkake style, for chabako tea and sencha

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x Diam (brazier): 24 × 31 cm (9 7/16 × 12 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Uesugi Shoryu
  • Description

    Bronze binkake brazier (furo) with Chinese imagery and lion-head lugs, artist's seal in relief on base.
    a. bronze (karakane) binkake brazier with medallions of Chinese imagery in relief on opposing external walls of vessel, lion-head lugs located between decorative medallions, pedestal base decorated with horizontal band of decorative floral imagery, artist's mark in relief on foot of vessel
    b. white tissue paper
    c. navy blue cotton wrapping cloth (furoshiki)
    d. paulownia wood storage box base, flat navy blue cotton cord
    e. paulownia wood storage box lid
    f. Japanese paper storage box lid cover inscribed in pencil "sa ru / wa sa"
    g. Japanese paper-covered cardboard rectangle with gold edging (shikishi)
    h. gold, green, and brown Javanese fabric wrapping cloth (furoshiki)
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    The Kinsey Chanoyu Collection, Gift of Gregory Kinsey
  • Type

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