Square bottle with tapered sides, slightly domed shoulders, and a short cylindrical neck, painted in underglaze blue with framed panels containing peonies or chrysanthemums, scrollwork known as "karakausa" on the shoulders, and a band of vertical flame-like petals around the neck.
On the underside is written the numbers 630 and 54.
Square vases like this were based on European glass or metal bottles. Often known as case bottles, they were designed to fit into wooden cases and were used primarily to hold spirits.
|Year Range from||1675|
|Year Range to||1700|
|Place of Origin||Made in Arita, Japan|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by W. Groke Mickey|