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Ceramic sake bottle tokkuri, bamboo décor, Ofukei or Seto ware, Japan

Ceramic sake bottle tokkuri, bamboo décor, Ofukei or Seto ware, Japan


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1430848

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Old sake bottle of strong conical shape with a short neck and everted rim.
Underneath the beautiful milky feldspar glaze a cobalt bue and black sketch-like drawing of sprigs of bamboo. Bottom glazed brown, as is typical for this ware. Mingei.

Most likely Ofuke (or Ofukei) ware, made near Nagoya, Japan, Edo period, circa 1800
Ofukei has a historical relation to Seto ware. Similar pieces were produced in the Seto region.

Kintsugi or gold-lacquer repair of lip, otherwise excellent condition

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