A rare find. A tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) made in the shape of an eggplant (nasu-gata), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868, probably late part). The vessel is a Bairin-yaki (Bairin ware) from the Omi province (current Shiga prefecture), near Kyoto. The purple glaze was a trademark of Bairin pottery and that is probably why eggplant was a favorite subject.
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Please refer to pictures for condition of the tokkuri, which includes beautiful kiln flaws. The vessel will be shipped in a more recently made fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 10 x 14 cm (4 x 5.6 in), weight 240g (8.4 oz)
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