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19c Kyoto tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE RED LION DANCE

19c Kyoto tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE RED LION DANCE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900: Item # 1326766
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century/Meiji period Japanese Kyoto ware ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with enamel decoration of an actor performing Red Lion Dance. Beautifully potted with a handle, pinched mouth for better pouring and 3 cutouts on the bottom cleverly defining its feet. Wonderful quality painting, excellent red wig, richly decorated robe. Typical Kyoto ware earthenware body, beautiful finely crackled glaze, impressed potter’s mark on the side by the bottom in excellent condition. Height 4 1/2 inches.