Tea caddy, ruiza type

attributed to Nonomura Ninsei17th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

This tea caddy is attributed to Nonomura Ninsei, a potter of Kyoto-style ceramics in the 17th century. The inscription “Ninsei” is featured on the bottom.
The crosshatch pattern is engraved around the unglazed body and has itokiri (string-cut mark) on the bottom. Only the inner surface is coated with glaze.


  • Title: Tea caddy, ruiza type
  • Creator: attributed to Nonomura Ninsei
  • Date Created: 17th century, Edo period
  • Location Created: Kyoto, Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 6.9cm, Dia: 4.2cm (mouth), 3.7cm (base); Wt: 70g
  • Type: Ceramic

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