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A sake bottle
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A sake bottle


A sake bottle
Momoyama Period (16th Century)
Oviform, with everted neck, kodaiji-maki-e, the black lacquer ground decorated in gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, nashiji with grape vine, the cover similarly decorated, slight old restoration
22.5cm. high
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Lot Essay

Lacquer bottles in this style may have been made individually in the Momoyama period (1568-1603), whereas in the Edo period they were more usually part of a picnic set. The boldness of the style of this fine bottle is paralleled in a bottle exhibited from a Japanese private collection in the Metropolitan Museum, Turning point: Oribe and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan (New York, 2003), no. 155.

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