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Blue and White Ceramic Tokkuri Sake Bottle

Blue and White Ceramic Tokkuri Sake Bottle


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1910: Item # 919688

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A Japanese tokkuri, or sake bottle, dating to the late Meiji Era (1868-1911) has underglaze cobalt blue Kanji script identifying the sake shop and its locale. The Kanji is free spirited and bold, appropriate for the use of the container, proclaiming “Miyaka Sake, 214 Genrou Cho.” This utilitarian piece is from Saga Prefecture on Japan’s south island of Kyushu, where early very simple blue and white Imari was produced solely for the Japanese market. (See similar underglaze blue and white ceramic sake bottles in the article “Tokkuri and Friends,” by Bernard Stoltie, Arts of Asia, January/February 1995, p. 109.) This early 20th century tokkuri is in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. Dimensions: height 11” (28 cm), diameter 8” (20.4”). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM