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Rather unusual early 19th century Japanese pottery tokkuri - sake bottle - with Oribe glaze on the top with beautiful streaks going onto the body and pooling at low points. Elegant shape with narrow neck and shaped upper rim for better pouring, beautiful green glaze turning blue in thicker layers. Oribe ware (named after Furuta Oribe - a famous 16th century tea master) was produced in Mino and Seto kilns, and is particularly Japanese in taste and was never made for export. The foot shows earthenware body, beautiful texture of the glaze with characteristic craters. Superb, pleasant wear to the surface, old Japanese golden lacquer repairs to the rim testifying to its long life. Signed on the bottom with 2 characters reading SEIHO which can be translated as BLUE/GREEN TREASURE - an obvious reference to Oribe glaze colors. Wonderful feel of age to the piece. Height 9 3/4 inches.

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    Japanese Tokkuri Sake Bottle Oribe, 19th C

    Estimate $350 - $500Feb 25, 2017
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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