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Collection Online as of June 18, 2024

Sake Bottle with Three Figures

Sake Bottle with Three Figures

late 1700s
(1615–1868)
Diameter: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); with cover: 27.2 cm (10 11/16 in.); without cover: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

The bottle features three elegantly drawn figures: a beautiful woman, a young man, and a priest. The artist used a fine-haired brush to draw these figures in colored enamel onto the porcelain bottle, which had already been given a clear glaze. A final firing fused the enamel to the form. The name derives from the port of Imari from where Japanese porcelains were shipped to other cities in Japan, China, and Europe.
  • (N. V. Hammer, Inc., New York); Severance and Greta Millikin, Cleveland, 1961.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, and Jenifer Neils. The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: Museum in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1982. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 156, no. 160
  • Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 236); April 19, 2013 - December 24, 2013
    Later Japanese Art Gallery Rotation (Gallery 113); March 18 - November 17, 2004.
    Later Japanese Art Gallery Rotation (Gallery 113); February 20 - May 6, 2003.
    Cleveland Museum of Art (7/5–9/2/1990): “The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection”
    Cleveland Museum of Art (6/30–9/5/1982): “The World of Ceramics: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art”
  • {{cite web|title=Sake Bottle with Three Figures|url=false|author=|year=late 1700s|access-date=18 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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