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Porcelain with overglaze color enamel (Arita ware)
Height with lid: 13.3 x 7.8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/16 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.250
The shape of this small vessel suggests it may be a fresh-water container included among the tools used in Japan for preparing steeped tea, introduced to Japan by Chan (Zen) monks from southern China in the mid-1600s.
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