White glazed earthenware bottle vase

Japan, Edo period, 1603 – 1868

Height: 17 1/2 inches, 44.5 cm
Diameter: 11 1/4 inches, 28.5 cm

A large earthenware bottle vase of well rounded form, supported on a low foot and surmounted by a long neck with lipped rim. The exterior is completely covered in a pitted white glaze with a slight bluish tinge. The base has the inscription Motoyasu.