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A Negoro Sake Bottle (Heishi)
A Negoro Sake Bottle (Heishi)

MUROMACHI PERIOD (15TH-16TH CENTURY)

Details
A Negoro Sake Bottle (Heishi)
Muromachi Period (15th-16th century)
Of turned and assembled wood, with cylidrical neck ending in a rolled lip, and with rounded, wide shoulders above a sharply tapered body extending to the raised, splayed foot, the red lacquer worn in places revealing the underlayer of black lacquer
12 5/8in. (32cm.) high
Exhibited
Hakutsuru Fine Art Museum, Kobe, "Negoro ten" (Negoro exhibition), 1969.3.15--4.29
Sakai City Museum, Sakai, "Shu-urushi (Negoro): Sono yo to bi-shunki tokubetsuten (Red lacquer: Utility and beauty of Negoro, spring special exhibition)" 1986.4.26--5.25
Ishikawa Prefecture Wajima Lacquer Museum (Ishikawa-ken Wajima Shitsugei Bijutsukan), Wajima, "Tokubetsuten: Negoro, sono katachi to iro (Special exhibition: Negoro, form and color)" 1998.10.10--12.7

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Kawada Sadamu, Negoro (Kyoto: Shikosha, 1985), pl. 16.
Sakai City Museum, Shu-urushi (Negoro): Sono yo to bi-shunki tokubetsuten (Red lacquer: Utility and beauty of Negoro, spring special exhibition) (Sakai: Sakai City Museum, 1986), no. 11.
Wajima Lacquer Museum (Wajima Shitsugei Bijutsukan), ed., Tokubetsuten: Negoro, sono katachi to iro (Sepecial exhibition: Negoro, form and color) (Wajima: Ishikawa Prefecture Wajima Lacquer Museum, 1998), no. 3.
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