Russo-Japanese Sake Container
Sino-Japanese War or Russo-Japanese War pottery tokkuri sake container.
The server of a sake set is a flask called a tokkuri. A tokkuri is generally bulbous with a narrow neck, but may have a variety of other shapes, including that of a spouted serving bowl (katakuchi).
Scholar Kevin Kelly commented, “I think the star stands for the Meiji govt.’s Hokkaido development commission. It’s the same star that’s on Sopporo beer cans. I wonder if it was a sort of party favor associated with the commission? That would still be pretty interesting.”