Ryukyu Kingdom Tsuboya Ware Bottle with Shell Ginger Design in Underglaze Iron


A Tsuboya ware bottle fired during the Ryukyu Kingdom period. This type of bottle, called Yushibin, was used to store and carry gift liquor for celebrations and rituals. It features a generous gourd-shaped body and a thick neck and is generally larger than the Tona-Yushibin (smaller long-necked bottle) used for offering to altars. However, this piece is a suitable size for a sake bottle and is rare. The shell ginger drawn on the indigo-white skin is balmy, and the coloured crackle glaze tone is also tasteful.

There are no noticeable defects other than the kiln defects, and the condition is good. There is no dirt and odour inside.

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