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Covered Wine Pot in the Form of a Turtle

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
c. 1860

Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration; Hirado ware

Dimensions:
5 1/4 x 4 7/16 x 6 9/16 inches (13.3 x 11.3 x 16.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1941-87-3a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Reilly, 1941

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Since giant sea turtles sometimes live for several centuries, the turtle is a symbol of long life and good fortune in China, Korea, and Japan.