Monumental Japanese Sake Vessel

c. 1850
$3,280 USD
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H: 47.5" Dia: 33.0"
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This elegant, large-scale vessel is a Japanese widemouth stoneware jar (kame) traditionally used for storing water and other liquids. This 19th-century example continues traditional forms and was likely used as a fermentation vessel in the production of sake. The large ceramic form was built up in sections using the coiled technique and has a dramatically tapered form with a narrow base, rounded shoulders and a flared lip. The jar is left undecorated, finished only by a thin, hand-applied glaze of neutral brown color and matte texture.

Additional Dimensions:
Diameter of Opening: 25"

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