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Title

'Ishizara' food plate

1800-1850

Artist

Seto ware

Japan

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Seto ware

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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