Square Bottle with Squirrel and Grapes

Square Bottle with Squirrel and Grapes

late 1600s

Imari ware porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration

Overall: 21.8 x 8.3 cm (8 9/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.261

Description

In the 1600s, Korean and Japanese elites could enjoy wine from Europe. In his 1636 travel diary called Haecharok, Kim Seryeom, a vice director of Korean envoys to Japan, recorded that the head of Japan’s Tsusima Island treated him to Western red wine. Therefore, export porcelain ware like Square Bottle with Squirrel and Grapes could have been made as a wine bottle.

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