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Sake Cup in Vietnamese Style

Location

JAPAN, KYOTO
Ippōdō ware

Era

Edo period (1615-1868)

Title

Sake Cup in Vietnamese Style

Date

Mid-19th c.

Materials

Stoneware, painted decoration in underglaze blue

Dimensions

4.1 cm (h.), 6.2 cm (diam.)

Credits

Adaline Van Horne Bequest, inv. 1944.Dp.10ee

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

The style of this high-footed sake cup imitates Vietnamese blue and white porcelain. Japanese potters often copied styles from the past or other cultures as a way to pay tribute to them. With its simple form and rustic decoration, Vietnamese ceramic has been appreciated in the aesthetics of wabi-sabi since the seventeenth century.

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