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Tea container (chaire) of the "great sea" (taikai) type
瀬戸褐釉大海茶入
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: approx. 1600-1700
Materials: Glazed stoneware with carved ivory lid
Style or Ware: Seto ware
Dimensions: H. 2 in x W. 3 1/4 in, H. 5.1 cm x Diam. 8.3 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B85P16
On Display: No

Description

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瀬戸褐釉大海茶入  

The tea container used to serve koicha, or thick powdered green tea, is generally made of ceramic with a fitted ivory lid. Ceramic tea containers are stored in brocaded or damask pouches called shifuku, which are also used in the tearoom to be appreciated by guests.


Label:

瀬戸褐釉大海茶入  

The tea container used to serve koicha, or thick powdered green tea, is generally made of ceramic with a fitted ivory lid. Ceramic tea containers are stored in brocaded or damask pouches called shifuku, which are also used in the tearoom to be appreciated by guests.