17th Century Edo Period Japanese Tokuri – Sake Bottle

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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this late 17th century Edo Period 1615-1868, circa 1690 Tokuri or sake bottle, the charming vessel potted in the form of Hotei , one of the seven lucky lucky Gods often referred to as the smiling God, on this occasion Hotei stands upon and clutches a huge double gourd shaped vessel intended for the pouring of sake, little wonder he smiles as he clings onto the neck , the vessel decorated in traditional iron red and green enamels of the latter 17th century Genroku period , a charming addition to your Japanese ceramics collection and a rare survivor from the last 300 + years of use.

Provenance : 

The Tokuri bears remnants of an old sale label from Woolley and Wallis Japanese art sale 2004 , Lot 1 , £2,500 plus 25% buyers premium .

Condition report :

Great age related condition with stable old crack and firing faults.

Approximate Sizes :

Height : 8″ 20 cm

Depth : 4 3/4″ 12 cm

Width :  5″     13 cm

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