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Meiji Ceramic Sake Cask

Meiji Ceramic Sake Cask


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 912459

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 $390.00 
Sake dispensed from this large ceramic cask served late 19th century patrons in Saga Prefecture on Japan’s south island of Kyushu. The turquoise logo of a path between two wooded hills shows the cask held Seiryu Sake. The other side of the cask proclaims the name of the sake shop, Murata Saketen, and its address. The Kanji, in vivid underglaze cobalt with the splash of turquoise, and the design, rice stalks in relief extending up two sides of the container, make this an unusual and especially nice cask. After putting a rope or bamboo handle through the two top loops and inserting a faucet into the hole under the logo, the shopkeeper was able to fill patrons’ containers directly from the cask. The piece originally had a white ceramic lid, now missing; otherwise the container is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 12” (30.5 cm), diameter 11” (28 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM