East Asian Art
Sake BottleMade in Hizen (present-day Saga Prefecture), Japan, Asia
Edo Period (1615-1868), Mid- 18th century
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel and gilt decoration (Imari ware)
Currently not on view
1897-185The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897
LabelThe combination of decorations on this bottle--pine, bamboo (take), and prunus (ume)--is known as the "Three Friends of Winter (sho-chiku-bai)" a popular motif in Japanese art.