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Precious Woods Antique Japanese Sencha Tea Box

Precious Woods Antique Japanese Sencha Tea Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1368925

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A carrying box with bamboo handle consisting of four lift-out-doored compartments and three drawers for storing the utensils used in Sencha steeped tea. The doors and drawers are inset with panels of Kuro-gaki, a hardwood prized for it’s exquisite grain configurations. Late Meiji to Taisho period, early 20th century. The box is 41 x 17 x 41 cm (16 x 7 x16 inches) and is in overall fine condition. There are some dark stains on the top right corner consistent with a wet tea cup.