Long-Necked Bottle


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Sue ware represents a turning point in the history of Japanese ceramics, marking a break with earthenware production. Japanese craftsmen began to use the potter’s wheel during the seventh and eighth centuries, as revealed by the even walls of this vessel. Fired at a higher temperature than previously achieved—roughly 1000 to 1200° Celsius—Sue wares have bluish-gray bodies. These ceramics were fired in Korean-style kilns, single tunnel-like chambers half-buried in the hillsides.

Long-Necked Bottle, Stoneware with natural ash glaze and incised decoration (Sue ware), Japan

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