Glazed stoneware with stamped and incised inlaid white slip decoration
Overall: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust by exchange 1962.498
This tea caddy may have been produced in one of the kilns established and operated by the trading office (Waegwan) in Buan, southern Gyeongsang province, as an export item for Japanese tea ware collectors.
This small jar may have been used as a container for powdered tea among Japanese tea drinkers. Possibly produced in one of the kilns established by the trading office (Waegwan) in Buan, southern Gyeongsang province, it was sold to Japanese tea bowl collectors. According to a historical record dated to 1641, a trading boat shipped more than 14,000 tea bowls to Japan.
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