65. Tea Container

An unusually large pewter tea jar and cylindrical cover with inset lid, the ovoid body rising from a flat base to a cylindrical neck. Impressed mark Yazaemon, Pewter shop Suzuya in Kyoto. NB: The family business was established in 1887 as a pewter retail. 
Engraved inscription Goho, a previous owners name possibly? 

Japan, circa 1900, 18 x 15 in (46 x 38 cm)

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