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1920s Japanese BIZEN tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE Hotei

1920s Japanese BIZEN tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE Hotei


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1930: Item # 1326763
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1920s Japanese ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with body pinched on 3 sides, one indent containing a low relief figure of standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck and incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future). The piece was made at Bizen kilns, characteristic dark red/brown body, beautiful mottled gray glaze. Marked with kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) on the bottom. Clever design, very pleasant to hold, in excellent condition. Height 5 1/8 inches.