Gourd-Shaped Liquor Bottle ("Yushibin")


Gourd-Shaped Liquor Bottle ("Yushibin")


Okinawa Main Island; Tsuboya ware

Second Shō dynasty, Ryūkyū kingdom, late 18th–19th century

Glazed ceramic; lacquered wooden lid

総高31.4 高29.5 口径7.6 底径10.3 ; 蓋 径7.8


This liquor bottle was used for both funerals and auspicious occasions. The richly colored glaze is symbolic of ceramics produced in Okinawa.

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