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Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft, (1C) #31073


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Inventory Number: 31073

  • Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft, (1C) #31073
  • Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft, (1C) #31073 Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft, (1C) #31073

NAME: Japanese antique ceramic sake jug or bottle

AGE: These jugs were used from Meiji to early Showa period. (Some accounts say late Edo period).

SIZE: 10" tall (25.3cm), 5-1/16" (13.2cm) diameter at the widest point

CONDITION: In general, these bottles were rather crudely made (flaws during manufacture) and this bottle is no exception. No cracks or chips but there are three spots with without glaze and 2 of those spots have extra color which probably came off from the bottle next to it in an over crowded kiln. The lip of the bottle also has a bare spot and there are many small brown spots on the upper half which are under the glaze.

Post manufacture flaws include light crazing and some 75+ year old caked on dirt.

NOTES: These jugs were rentals or on loan from the liquor shops for use by "common" people. They were made all over Japan with the largest production centers in Tanba, Takada and Arita. The Japanese name translates in English to "poor liquor bottle" or "commuter bottle". The name of the shop, as well as the name liquor it held, were usually printed on the bottle.

Wonderful folk art piece.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 June, 2011.

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