FLASK

 Blue-and-white with carp design
Accession No.01383
PhotographKAZUYOSHI MIYOSHI
DescriptionThe Japanese first encountered Korean ceramics as early as the 16th century. This precious piece was passed down through generations of the Maeda family of Kaga (present-day Ishikawa Prefecture) , accompanying a storage box with an inscription which can be read "Goryeo blue-and-white ware, drum-shaped sake bottle". It was probably named after the shape which has a flat body resembling a drum. The refined drawing of a carp is thought to have been executed by a court painter.

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