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)
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
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.