Up for sale is this "KARATUS CHAIRE Antique Japanese Pottery Tea Caddy #2207" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- Age: 1800-1849
- size: approx. 5cm (1 31⁄32in)
- tall: approx. 8.7cm (3 27⁄64in)
- weight: 151g
- condition: small damaged (crack, see pictures)
Chaire, the tea container, is used for thick green tea and it is the most expensive of all the tea ceremony tools. Formerly, during the period of war, a daimyo would give it as a reward to samurai that held up the deed of arms. At that time in Japan, the tea ceremony was in popular fashion among samurai and practising it was a status symbol. It's a famous story, but during the Warring States period it was said that if you obtained all “The big three chaire (Narashina, Nitta, Hatsuhana) " it would be the same as if you had obtained the whole of Japan. Narashiba was the only one that Oda Nobunaga could not obtain. According to legend, Once Hatsuhana was perfumed oil caddy of Yang Kuei Fei.
Karatsu chawan (tea bowl) is very popular, as person of refined taste said: "First Ido, Second Raku, and Third Karatsu". Among other things, Karatsu tea bowls have unique features and atmosphere. The origin of Karatsu ware was Korean pottery actually. The potters were brought from Korea opened kilns and made Korean style pottery after Imjin War (1592-1597), Japanese Toyotomi Hideyoshi troops invaded Korea. While the story of its origin is a shameful episode in Japanese history, excellent Korean pottery techniques were handed down to Japan. Therefore the drawings on early karatsu ware are in the Korean style, while later drawings are more Japanese. Mikaduki-koudai (crescent shape foot) and Zarame (red rough clay) are some of the special features of karatsu chawan.
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