Feb 1, 2023
Feb 1, 2023

Lid for a Teapot from Tea Set with Chinese Landscape

Lid for a Teapot from Tea Set with Chinese Landscape

c. 1893–1914

Part of a set. See all set records

Seifū Yohei III 三代清風与平

(Japanese, 1851–1914)

Porcelain with underglaze blue

Lid: 2.5 x 4.5 cm (1 x 1 3/4 in.)

Gift of James and Christine Heusinger 2022.171.1.b


This tea set with idyllic lakeside Chinese landscapes has a side-handled pot called a kyūsu, used for steeping, straining, and serving tea. Unlike some others, this set also has a yuzamashi, a container used to cool boiled water to just the right temperature for the best flavor when steeping. 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

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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