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Bottle

Bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware painted in enamel colours and gilding over a crackled brownish glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Henry L. Florence

  • Museum number:

    C.1266-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery, case 12

Physical description

Sake bottle, stoneware painted in enamel colours over a crackled brownish glaze. Double-gourd shape with small mouth. Painted with bamboos and pine trees below a band of scrolled foliage; round the mouth petal-shaped compartments outlined in gold and painted alternately red on green and green on blue.

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)

Date

1700-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware painted in enamel colours and gilding over a crackled brownish glaze

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm, Diameter: 11.7 cm

Descriptive line

Sake bottle, stoneware painted in enamel colours and gilding over a crackled brownish glaze; Kiyomizu ware, Kyoto, Japan, Edo period, 18th century

Labels and date

Gourd-shaped Bottle
Stoneware with crackled buff glaze and decoration in overglaze enamels and gilt
Bamboo and pine
Maker's mark impressed on base
Kyoto kilns
About 1700-1800
C.1266-1917
Florence Bequest [1986]
Bottle in the shape of a double gourd
Kyoto kilns
Glazed stoneware painted in overglaze enamels and gilt
1700-1800
V&A C.1266-1917
Florence Bequest
[December 2014]

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Scrolling foliage; Bamboo; Trees, Pine

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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