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Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft, (1B) #71072

  • Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft, (1B) #71072
  • Sake Jug/Bottle, Antique Japanese Folkcraft, (1B) #71072

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: 9-7/8" tall (25cm), 5" (12.8cm) diameter at the widest point

CONDITION: In general, these bottles were rather crudely made (flaws during manufacture) and this bottle is no exception. Several spots on the neck and one near the bottom with no glaze. In the middle of the jug, where it probably butted up against another bottle, are a couple of spots and a line with some reddish color and missing glaze. There are also a few tiny pits and small bumps which are foreign particles that were glazed in.

Post manufacture flaws include a chip on the bottom and related spider cracks.

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.

The color is a little bit darker grey than the pictures indicate.

Wonderful folk art piece.

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

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