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Asian Art
Artist: Nakamura Sōtetsu XII, Japanese, 1932–2005

Black Lacquer Tea Caddy (Cha-Ire)

1950–75

Black lacquer on wood

With lid: 2 1/2 × 2 5/8 in. (6.3 × 6.7 cm)
Gift of Eleanor S. and David E. Apter, HON 1969
2016.76.5a-b
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Showa era (1926–89)
Classification: 
Containers - Lacquer
Provenance: 

Collection of Eleanor and David Apter.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.