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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Carved Wood Sencha Tea Leaf Tray, Ito Tetsugai

Carved Wood Sencha Tea Leaf Tray, Ito Tetsugai

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1930: Item # 1486011
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A lovely tray in the shape of a split lotus leaf by Ito Tetsugai enclosed in a period wooden box titled Sencha Shiki Habon. It is roughly 53 x 25 cm (20-1/2 x 10 inches), expertly carved to be incredibly thin. Trays like these were used as decorative objects in the service of steeped green tea, and were very popular from the Meiji through early Showa eras.