New York, Park Avenue
17 September 1997
A LACQUER WINE EWER (HISAGE)
edo period (19th century)
Circular and resting on three raised and pointed feet with a u-shaped spout, flat cover and arched handle attached by gilt-metal hinges, decorated with hollyhock crests (aoi-mon) in gold and silver foil on a nashiji ground, the underside of the lid and the well of ewer and the spout red lacquer
With handle raised 7 3/8in. (18.8cm.) high, 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) diameter
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A paper label affixed to the storage box claims that this ewer was handed down in the Tokugawa family of Owari province.
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