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A Negoro Flat Tea Caddy (Hira-natsume)
A Negoro Flat Tea Caddy (Hira-natsume)

MUROMACHI-MOMOYAMA PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)

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A Negoro Flat Tea Caddy (Hira-natsume) Muromachi-Momoyama period (16th century) Circular, with rounded lid and straight sides and flat base, the edge of the lid rubbed to reveal the underlayer of black lacquer 3¼in. (8.1cm.) diameter; 2in. (5cm.) high

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PUBLISHED:
Kawada Sadamu, Negoro-nuri (Negoro ware) in Nihon no bijutsu 120 (Tokyo: Shibundo, 1976), no. 137.
_____, Negoro (Kyoto: Shikosha, 1985), pl. 335.

This covered box may be an incense container.

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