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Bottle. Made of stoneware. A potter's mark 'tsuchi' is incised on the shoulder and on the base. Natural glaze covers the body. Three bow-string lines around the neck.
- Production date
Diameter: 11.20 centimetres (base)
Diameter: 6 centimetres (mouth)
Diameter: 17.78 centimetres
Height: 24.13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This well-proportioned Bizen bottle has a broad base and would have been used for transportation as it sits solidly on the ground and would not tip over easily. The potter's mark features quite largely on the shoulder of the vessel. The neck and mouth are typical of 17th century manufacture. There is a handwritten Franks label inside the vessel, which calls the work Ko-Bizen and notes that it is about 300 years old, and that it cost two yen. The bottle is illustrated in Kanko zusetsu by Ninagawa Noritane (Part II, page 32). (NCR, 2015)
Produced in the 16th to 17th centuries.
Katayama Mabi and Louise Cort, June 2016
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Ninagawa Coll. Kanko zusetsu, vol. II no. 32.
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