Large Tea Ceremony Chabitsu Container
A rare and large Japanese Tea Ceremony Chabitsu Container. Originating from the Meiji era between 1880 and 1910 and hand lacquered in a Koma design resembling a spinning top. Skillfully hand crafted from natural wood and coated with many layers of Urushi lacquer which takes many months to complete.
Approximate Dimensions are 32cm Diameter and 13.2 cm height.
All accessories including the Tea Set are sold separately and not included in this sale.
Shipping is via Australia Post and includes tracking and is approximately 8 business days to most international locations.
Urushi is a delicate and skillful process of lacquering natural wood and requires many time consuming layer applications of lacquer. A skilled craftsman uses a makizutsu brush also known as a kebo brush to apply each layer and the curing process takes place over many months. Urushi lacquer first appeared during the Heian Period and grew in popularity through the Edo Period. Highly skilled craftsmanship and young artists undergo many patient years of training to become proficient in the art of Urushi and Maki-e.