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Wine bottle

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
mid-19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.58.1
Not on view
The glassware known as chalcedony was developed in Renaissance Venice. Production ceased in the eighteenth century, only to be revived in the mid-nineteenth century. These examples of chalcedony glassware reveal skill and artistry equal to that of European makers, although they were produced only shortly after the technique was introduced into Japan in the mid-1800s.
Bindeisha Collection , Japan (until at least 2000). ; [ Kokon, Inc. , New York, until 2001; sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: A Decade of Collecting Japanese Art," September 29, 2001–March 10, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Great Waves: Chinese Themes in the Arts of Korea and Japan II," March 22, 2003–September 21, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flowing Streams: Scenes from Japanese Arts and Life," December 21, 2006–June 3, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes in Japanese Art," June 24, 2010–November 7, 2010.

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