A lacquered container and wood cover simulating a cha-ire (tea jar)
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Of slender ovoid form, lacquered in shumon-nuri to imitate the body of Seto ware and its lustrous, flocculent brown and ochre glaze, which covers the jar stopping just above the foot, the base signed Zeshin.
7.3cm (2 7/8in). (2).