Comes with a fitted wood tomobako storage box inscribed outside in ink "Takatori"; the inside of the lid with a tea master’s signature and kao
Lacquered-wood lid with wire handle
Takatori wares have been made in northern Kyushu since the early seventeenth century. During the Edo period, nine generations of Takatori potters worked for the Kuroda family of daimyo, making refined ceramics with a particular focus on wares for the tea ceremony. This tradition has continued into the modern era, when the present piece was made. A mizusashi, it is intended to store the fresh water needed to replenish the kettle during the tea ceremony.