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Tea Whisk-Shaped Sake Bottle

Tea Whisk-Shaped Sake Bottle

c. 1661–72

Porcelain with overglaze enamel (Hizen ware, Kakiemon style)

Overall: 25.4 x 14.7 x 14.7 cm (10 x 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2014.391

Description

This sake bottle, with its bold design of chrysanthemums and pomegranates, is a superb example of the Ko-Kutani style, known for its eclectic mix of geometric designs and schematic rendering of natural forms.

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