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This chaire is fashioned in the popular high-shouldered (katatsuki) form with glaze work typical of the Zeze kilns. The shifuku (cover) that accompanies it is fashioned from a satin (donsu) fabric known as Fujitane (a family name), which bears a plum flower motif over a ground called hishi manji. Zeze is known as one of seven kilns favored by tea master Kobori Enshu (1579-1647), who developed an elegant, refined style of tea. The piece is housed in a paulownia box bearing calligraphy that describes its provenance.
3 1/2""h x 2 1/4"" dia Ceramic with ivory lid and silk satin cover
2005.05.0074 46 Case 1, Shelf 1 257.cpd http://digital.lib.csus.edu/cdm/ref/collection/teaware/id/256
Chaire, Katatsuki Japanese tea ceremony Tea making paraphernalia Tea caddies