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Wine Bottle with Landscape Scenes

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Diam. of rim 1 in. (2.5 cm); Diam. of base 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893
Accession Number:
93.3.44
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
Possibly made in the region of Kyoto, this bottle, which is based on seventeenth-century prototypes, illustrates the continuing impact of Chinese shapes and designs in Japanese ceramics. Similar pieces are still produced today. It has an interesting inscription carved into the bottom that can be translated as “best, best, good fortune.”
Marking: In the base: Jo-Jo Dai Kichi [best, best, great fortune]
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