Antique Aritaware Ceramic Soy Bottle

Article code ac163908
This ceramic vessel features a blue/gray glaze, delicate hand-lettering and a gentle dent, likely a mishap occurring in the kiln. The Latin lettering tells us this bottle of soy was originally intended for export.
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Origin  Japan, c. 1780 - 1850
Dimensions  ø10cm x 18cm
Colour & Materiality  Ceramic

Originating in the area around the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū island. This was the area where the great majority of early Japanese porcelain, especially Japanese export porcelain, was made.