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Ishizara Plate with Design of Maple Leaves on a Flowing Stream

Edo period (1615–1868)
early 19th century
Stoneware (Seto ware)
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); Diam. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
Ishizara were used to serve local specialties at roadside inns. As folk wares for simple domestic use ishizara were commonly decorated with informal designs executed with a single color, usually cobalt-blue and an iron glaze. This one, using iron red as well is a fine, early example.
Cleveland Museum of Art. "Folk Traditions in Japanese Art," September 19, 1978–October 29, 1978.

New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Folk Traditions in Japanese Art," November 14, 1978–January 7, 1979.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. "Folk Traditions in Japanese Art," January 26, 1979–March 11, 1979.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art in Early Japan," 1999–2000.

New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes," September 26, 2001–January 13, 2002.

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