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日本 織部沢瀉文徳利 (17世紀前期)
Sake Bottle with Decoration of Three-Leaf Arrowhead

Period:
Momoyama period (1573–1615)
Date:
early 17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Stoneware with underglaze iron, copper-green glaze, and incised decoration (Mino ware, Oribe type)
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Collection, Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 2000
Accession Number:
2002.447.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 202
The upper section of this sake bottle is completely coated with copper green glaze, while the design of water plants (omodaka) and reeds is painted in iron washes. The most characteristic feature of the Oribe style seen on this bottle is the thick single drip of glaze, with a rounded drop at the end that boldly flows down the body of the vessel.
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