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The gourd shape of this Edo period sake bottle was considered auspicious, in part because of Chinese myth, and also because it was the symbol of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a general who unified Japan's warring states. The water gourd was the sign for his army. A big gourd was tied upside down to the top of his flag-pole. After each victory additional small gourds were added.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
Dimensions: Approx. 1.5" W x 3.75" L (Packaged in an Acetate Sleeve with Provenance Card)