Lot 753: A Japanese Hirado blue and white sake flask (tokkuri), c.1750-1800, 18.5cm
November 30, 2016
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A Japanese Hirado blue and white sake flask (tokkuri), c.1750-1800, painted with a mountainous river landscape scene, 18.5cm
Has some light speckling to the glaze around the neck and on the shoulder, a slight orange patch on the rim made in firing and a slight firing imperfection to the inside of the foot which is not visible when viewed sideways on, where the glazed has pooled to the base it has turned a pale green colour in patches.
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Notes: Compare a dish in the Brooklyn Museum, New York and a flask in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ref. AC1997.273.38, both painted in underglaze blue with a similar style of landscape scene.