Lid for a Teapot from Tea Set with Orchids

c. 1893–1914
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.
Lid for a Teapot from Tea Set with Orchids

Lid for a Teapot from Tea Set with Orchids

c. 1893–1914

Seifū Yohei III

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

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