Sumidagawa Figural Flask, Signed Ban-Ni, Meiji Period, 19th Century
Of compressed circular form with a small neck rising from the sloping shoulders, the whole supported on a short spreading foot, both sides with moulded scholarly figures. Affixed to wood stand
height 8.5" — 21.5 cm.
inlay porcelain signature Ban-Ni
side with lone figure has small chip to figure’s bear and loss to left hand; side with three figures has small chip to middle figure’s beard
Department: Asian Art