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Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft

  • Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft
  • Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft

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: 10-1/2" tall (26.5cm), 6-3/8" (16.2cm) diameter at the widest point

CONDITION: In general, these bottles were rather crudely made (flaws during manufacture) and this bottle is no exception. There are no cracks or chips but there is an interesting clump of material attached to one side. It probably came off the bottle next to it in an overcrowded kiln. It's like seeing a cross section of what these bottles are made of.

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 of the liquor it held, were usually printed on the bottle.

Wonderful folk art piece.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 August, 2010.

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