Sake Bottle

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Hizen (present-day Saga Prefecture), Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
Mid- 18th century

Medium:
Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel and gilt decoration (Imari ware)

Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 3 11/16 inches (19.1 x 9.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-185

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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Label:
The 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.