Japanese Sake Bottle

c. 1900
H: 10.5" Dia: 5.5"
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This glazed ceramic jar is a Japanese sake bottle from the late-Meiji era. The jar has a rounded bottleneck form and is coated with a dark brown glaze in resemblance to bizen ware pottery. Applied in a contrasting light glaze, expressive calligraphy animates the sides of the jar with graceful motion.

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