Pair of Antique Japanese Stoneware Pottery Sake Bottles | Vintage Earthenware Bottle | Decorative Flower Vase | Asian Inspired Home Decor
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「Features」 · Glazed stoneware bottles · One large, one small. Sold as a pair · Hand painted Japanese calligraphy · Original rope on the neck
「Style Inspiration」 This pair of elegant Japanese stoneware sake bottles with black Kanji would make a handsome addition to your interior decor, very charming with a strong sense of Mingei (folk art) quality. Great as a stand alone piece of art with calligraphy or for use as a vase.
「History」 As the predecessor to modern-day growlers, the purpose of these bottles were just as straightforward. They were made for Sake, or 'rice wine': filled, sealed, carried, stored, and reused as necessary in a residential setting in Japan. Heavily potted, these bottled were covered in white glaze and brushed on with black Kanji characters to show the brand names of sake or the wine houses.
Traditionally, heated sake is often warmed by placing the sake-filled tokkuri in a pan of hot water, and thus the narrowed neck would prevent the heat from escaping.
The Japanese believe that drinking Sake is one of the finer pleasures in life, and in order to enjoy it to the fullest the Sake bottle you pour from and the Sake cup you pour into should be as beautiful or as interesting as possible.
「Dimension」 Large: 7.25" H x 4" L x 4" W Small: 5.5" H x 3" L x 3" W
「Condition」 Very good condition with no chips or cracks.