Ofuke or Seto ware sake bottle

Light gray clay. Incised and stamped motifs accented with underglaze cobalt. Oval potter’s seal “Shuntai” impressed on base to left of center. Clear glaze, gray-green in tone, crackled and stained brown by sake. Foot unglazed.

Maker(s)
Artist: Kato Soshiro (1802-1877)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1831-1868
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear green-toned glaze
Style
Ofuke or Seto ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 28.4 × 14.5 cm (11 3/16 × 5 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Nagoya or Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.452
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Sake bottle (tokkuri)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Ofuke ware, sake, Seto ware, stoneware, wine
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Light gray clay. Incised and stamped motifs accented with underglaze cobalt. Oval potter's seal "Shuntai" impressed on base to left of center. Clear glaze, gray-green in tone, crackled and stained brown by sake. Foot unglazed.

Marking(s)

Shuntai 春岱

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. p. 39, no. 71.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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