Tea Set with Orchids

c. 1893–1914

Seifū Yohei III 三代清風与平

(Japanese, 1851–1914)
height with lid: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.); width with handle: 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.); (each) drinking cup: 5 x 7.7 cm (1 15/16 x 3 1/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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This tea set with orchids has a side-handled pot called a kyūsu, used for steeping, straining, and serving tea. Seifū Yohei III’s painting teacher, Tanomura Chokunyū (1814–1907), made a visual record of famous sencha events that shows how these kinds of porcelains fit with objects such as a stove and kettle to form a complete set of utensils for tea preparation, and with ensembles of decorative objects meant to inspire creativity.
Tea Set with Orchids

Tea Set with Orchids

c. 1893–1914

Seifū Yohei III

(Japanese, 1851–1914)
Japan, Meiji period (1868–1912)

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