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Hirado Ewer of Fukurukuju -  Meiji

Hirado Ewer of Fukurukuju - Meiji

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 292193

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19th Century Japanese Hirado fine porcelain figural ewer, modeled with a representation of the Household Deity, Fukurukuju the god of Longevity. Fukurukuju is shown smiling with his little teeth bared in a smile and holding onto a sack. Condition of the piece is very good with no damage. It probably had a small simple cover which set down into the Ewer, but this cover is now missing. There are a few tiny 'in the making' kiln firing cracks, see photo. Photos are shown under both a black and a white background for comparison. The ewer measures approximately 5 3/4 inches long from the tip of its spout to its handle end by 5 1/4 inches front to back by 4 3/4 inches high to the top of the head. Dates from mid to late Meiji period, circa 1880-1900.