Sake Pot in the Form of the Immortal Kinko Riding a Carp

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Owari (present-day Aichi Prefecture), Japan, Asia

Period:
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date:
Late 19th century

Medium:
Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze brown enamel decoration (Seto ware)

Dimensions:
5 13/16 x 8 15/16 inches (14.8 x 22.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-388

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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Label:
The image of the Immortal Kinko riding a carp, taken from a Chinese legend, is said to invite good luck. Works based on this theme were popular in Japan.