"Chuka": Pot for Liquor or Tea with Spout, Carved roundel design with overglaze enamel

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"Chuka": Pot for Liquor or Tea with Spout, Carved roundel design with overglaze enamel

Okinawa Main Island; Tsuboya ware

Second Sho dynasty, Ryukyu kingdom, late 18th-19th century

Ceramic

総高12.7 口径7.2

1合

This type of vessel is called [chuka] and was used for serving tea or alcohol. The vessel was gifted by a government official stationed in the Ryukyu kingdom during the Meiji era (1868—1912).

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