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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1956.676
  • Object type: Tea caddy
  • Kiln/Location: Satsuma
  • Historical Period/Date: Edo, Late19th/early 20th century
  • Material: Earthenware
  • Dimensions: H. 8.5cm
  • Provenance: Ingram gift; Japan
  • Description: Tea caddy (cha-ire) with simple geometric border in overglaze enamel colours beneath the shoulder. Thick glassy crackled glaze, pooling on the shoulders and stopping short of the base, traditional for this shape of tea caddy as is the itokiri (cutting with a thread) treatment at the base. Sakahoko Collection.
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