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Title

'Ishizara' food plate

1800-1850


Artist

Seto ware

Japan


About

The plate, made at the traditional ceramic centre of Seto, is an excellent example of the functional, unsophisticated, regional folk craft advocated by Hamada and Kawai. Described in Japanese as a 'stone plate' ('ishizara') it was used for food. This particular design, known as 'horse-eye' ('umanome'), was common on plates used at inns along the Tokaido Highway between Kyoto and Tokyo in the late Edo and Meiji periods. The slightly battered appearance of the plate is standard for this type of well-used pottery.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2005.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1800-1850


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with 'horse eye' (umanome) design in iron


Dimensions

25.5 cm diam.


Credit

Bequest of Patricia Englund 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

175.2005


Artist information

Seto ware

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Japan