Stoneware flask of bulbous shape with tall, thin neck, used for sake or other liquids, with beautiful black glaze with oily sheen and with slight hare fur detail at the neck, leaving the foot partially uncovered. Most likely Satsuma ware. Japan, Edo period, 19th century. Mingei.
H circa 10 ¾ inches.
Beautiful fine crackle, superficial scratches on the body consistent with use, chip on the foot. All in all very good condition.
A similar piece with a slightly rounder body is in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Formerly described as Satsuma, currently described as Seto or Tanba.