Tea Caddy

Attributed to Shunkei Toshiro, Japanese, active 16th to early 17th century

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
Early 17th century

Medium:
Glazed ceramic (Seto ware); ivory lid

Dimensions:
3 9/16 x 2 1/2 inches (9.1 x 6.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1928-114-18a,b

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds, 1928

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Label:
Of the square-shouldered (katatsuki) type, this tea caddy has a fitted lacquer box as well as two cloth bags for when it is stored. Tea caddies are used to hold the powdered green tea for the tea ceremony.