Antique Japanese EbonyTea Caddy

Antique Japanese Ebony/Straight Grain Tea Caddy - Copper Lined | Netsume

Age:1912 (Meiji Period)

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 2-0”w x 2-0”d x 2-5/8”h                                                                 

This beautiful tea caddy is made of ebony and framed with bronze. The beautifully shaped body of the tea caddy which has a slight curve from top to bottom. The lid, which is beautiful shaped is also made of solid ebony and has a small natural coral pull. The interior of the caddy is copper lined.

Vintage Condition: Good but has a shallow, fine split on the back of the caddy. Fully intact and comes with its original fashioned kiri wood bako, (storage box), that has an old paper signature by the artist. “As is” and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage is noted. 

NOTE:  According to historical records, tea was reintroduced from China in the late twelfth century by a priest of the Zen sect of Buddhism, and over the next few centuries tea-drinking spread among all classes of Japanese society. Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu), which was created in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the midst of Japan’s samurai-dominated medieval age, (1185-1568).