Wine pot in the form of a Chinese gate

Wine pot in the form of a Chinese gate

Wine pot in the form of a Chinese gate
Miyagawa Kozan (1842-1916)
Japanese
About 1882-1897
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Height 17 cm x width 20 cm x 8 cm
Museum no. C.562 &A-1920
Gift of Kenneth Dingwall through the National Art Collections Fund

This porcelain wine pot depicts various architectural features including a gateway and the lid shaped as a pagoda-style building reminiscent of ancient Chinese city wall architecture. The dragon-shaped handle and spout also add to the whimsical character of the vessel.