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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Edo period Tamba Chatsubo Tea Leaf Jar

Edo period Tamba Chatsubo Tea Leaf Jar

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1800: Item # 1478771
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A classic Tamba Tea leaf storage jar (Chatsubo) with interesting mukimimi or “turned ears”, the tie lugs swirling like a Domoe on the shoulder next to the neck, each leaning to the right, as if listening to the next. In my experience this is quite unusual. The jar is covered in rivulets of flowing green leading down to an undulating belt line between the glaze and the raw clay. A white shadow in the clay indicates where once a label, likely identifying the type of tea contained, had once been applied. The jar is 28 cm (11 inches) tall and in excellent condition.