PAIR OF PIGEON FLASKS
'Yakishime' high-fired stoneware flask stuck directly into the ash of 'irori' hearth to warm up sake called 'Hatodokkuri' (lit. Pigeon-flask) because of its similar appearance.
One has the engraving like pigeon's eyes. Somehow with the primitive ambience relating with folk belief...
Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan. approx. L 19cm (7.48in), H 10cm (3.93in)
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