East Asian Art
Sake Pot in the Form of the Immortal Kinko Riding a CarpMade in Owari (present-day Aichi Prefecture), Japan, Asia
Meiji Period (1868-1912), Late 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze brown enamel decoration (Seto ware)
Currently not on view
1897-388The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897
LabelThe 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.