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Beardman Jug, stoneware, saltglaze (Germany)


18-19th century



A liquor bottle with the image of a bearded man around the neck is known as a higedokkuri in Japan. Although this example was made in a German kiln some time between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Rotterdam crest pasted onto it indicates that it was intended for the Netherlands.

Introduced to Japan in the late Edo period, such higedokkuri were greatly valued for their distinctive appearance evocative of the exotic.