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Sake bottle

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Each of these bottles is of a bulbous octagonal shape with an elongated neck and a short octagonal foot. The white neck is decorated with random sprays of flowers in the Kakiemon style painted in iron-red, green, blue, and yellow and with insects in iron-red or blue. At the base of the neck is...

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Marks

(1) on side, in underglaze blue: crossed swords (2) on base, wheel-cut: Johanneum mark N = 291 - over W

Provenance

Collection of Augustus the Strong. Baroness Renée de Becker, Brussels, New York, Rome. June, 1958, purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Markus; 1979, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, 1730–35

Object Place

Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

20.8 x 6.3 cm (8 3/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1979.810

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain