flask

flask

1700s
Country
Japan
Style/Tradition
Imari Ware
flask
Museum Purchase
1971.32
. flask. 1700s. Museum Purchase. 1971.32.
Dimensions
height: 8 in, 20.3200 cm; diameter: 6 1/2 in, 16.5100 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Flask
1700s, Edo period (1615‒1868)
Japan
Porcelain
Museum Purchase
1971.32

This type of flask (kendi) is characterized by its lack of a handle. The unique shape appears to have originated in Southeast Asia, and was later adopted by potters in China and Japan. A Chinese-style landscape dominates its main field of decoration, and flowers, vines, clouds, and a dotted cross are painted on its other areas.