Sake Vessel

Title

Sake Vessel

Creator

Unknown artist
Japanese, 20th century

Date

1967

Description

This sturdy sake vessel, made from the rich, brown clay native to the Naeshirogawa area, combines function with aesthetic and cultural values. The deep, black glaze was likely applied by turning the container upside down and dipping it directly into the glaze, creating a smooth texture and leaving the base bare.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University.

Identifier

86.355

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Naeshirogawa stoneware; 5-13/16 x 3-3/4 in. (14.5 x 9.6 cm)