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Wine Bottle with Three Friends of Winter

Period:
Edo period (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm); Diam. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); Diam. of rim: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. of foot: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893
Accession Number:
93.3.46
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
The detailed and dense patterning characterizes the Chinese porcelains of the mid-seventeenth century that are known as shonzui ware in Japan. The term shonzui remains enigmatic but is thought to refer to a Japanese man, perhaps the person who first commissioned such works from China.
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