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Usucha Natsume Tea Caddy (Cha-Ire)

ca. 1950

Lacquer on wood

2 3/16 × 3 3/8 in. (5.5 × 8.5 cm)
Gift of Pia Christina Ossorio in memory of Frederic E. Ossorio, B.A. 1942
2013.42.141a-b
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Lacquer
Provenance: 

George Ikari (1907-1999), possibly Gardena, Calif.; sold to Frederic E. Ossorio (1919–2005), Boulder, Colo., August 25, 1976; by descent to his daughter, Pia Christina Ossorio, Boulder, Colo.; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2013

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