This unique ceramic piece is perfect just as it is displaying a majestic hawk with a full body of gray feathers.
But what is even more interesting is its use as a sake vessel. The bird's head is made separately from its body and will lift off to pour the liquid into cups.
The hawk is an auspicious bird in Asian culture and is given reverence like an eagle. It is known to be the protector of its owner and guards his family from harm.
The bird stands 6 1/4" and is signed underneath.
Japanese Ceramic Hawk Sake Vessel, 6 1/4"