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Seto tea caddy with lid
  • Japan
  • Seto tea caddy with lid, 1600s–1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • pottery, glazed
  • Gift of James F. Ranson
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0147.a,b
Description

Tea ceremony Seto chaire (tea caddy or tea container) with ivory cover.

Seto refers both to the city and the style of pottery originating there. Seto City was in Owari Province (modern Aichi Prefecture).