A happy story:
about 15 years ago we bought these two tea caddies,
but one day the lids got lost in our storage,
we have been looking out for them with every box we opened for an other purpose, there was always the hope to find them.
One day we needed a Chinese or Japanese wooden stand for a small pot,
we got the box with our collection of those,
we found a small brown paper bag .....
Our patience has been rewarded
Edo period ceramic tea caddy, known as Chaire,
made in Japan, probably 17th and 18th Century,
with original ivory lid, one with gold leaf inside
Delta 98 Den Haag
The Hague, Netherlands