Sometsuke Houou-mon Choshi Pot
1840 - 1890
4 1/2" diameter and 3" tall
The spout is 1 1/2" long
The handle is 3" tall away from the pot
It i s hand painted in under glaze blue with houou (phoenix ) design
with hana karakusa ( floral ivy arabesque pattern) on the handle
This type of porcelain choshi was used to serve sake.