Hizen Imari Porcelain
Sometsuke Houou-mon Choshi Pot
Bakumatsu - Early Meiji
1854 - 1890
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.