Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art

19c ceramic tokkuri cloisonne TOTAI SAKE BOTTLE butterflies

19c ceramic tokkuri cloisonne TOTAI SAKE BOTTLE butterflies


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1326778
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Very unusual early 19th century Japanese tokkuri - sake bottle) done in totai (cloisonne on earthenware) technique. Decorated in the round with various butterflies among falling cherry flowers and petals, perfectly captured feel of transience of beauty. Differently colored enamels, black background, blue roundels borders around its foot and mouth. Beautiful brownish stains visible on the bottom and on the inside testifying to the long life of the object and adding character to the piece, some grime accumulation on the surface, wonderful feel of age to the piece. Height 5 7/16 inches.