Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
Stoneware with wood-ash and rice-straw-ash glazes
Shigaraki ware
H x Diam: 24.4 × 16.2 cm (9 5/8 × 6 3/8 in)
Japan, Shiga prefecture, Shigaraki
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Sake bottle (tokkuri)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, sake, Shigaraki ware, stoneware, wine
Provenance research underway.

Throughout the medieval period the Shigaraki kilns produced only unglazed stonewares. Basic ash and iron glazes came into use in the 16th century. They were used not only on storage jars but also on sturdy tablewares and kitchen wares.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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