Tsuboya Ware Bottle with Blue and Yellow Stripes Design


A Ryukyuan sake bottle called “Binshi” fired in a Tsuboya kiln around the Meiji period. This type of bottle was used as a pair for the ritual called “Ugan” (worship).” Initially, the tin-made ones were used in the Ryukyuan royal family, and later the pottery reproduction spread among the commoners. The stripe colouring reminiscent of the Okinawan nature of the rippling beaches under sunshine was popular in this type of vessel. A curvy silhouette and glossy skin covered with cracking are attractive points of this piece.

There are no noticeable defects, although there are kiln scratches and grits.

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