Seto horse eye kozara, set of 5

Seto horse eye kozara, set of 5 Sold

A set of five small and delicate Seto ishizara (stoneware) kozara (small plates) in the highly collectible uma-no-me (horse eye) design. These solid and sturdy plates were made by anonymous craftsmen and used to served simple food at road side ryokan (Japanese inns) along the old Tokaido Road. The horse eye design consists of five concentric spirals that are freely and boldly painted in iron oxide. Plates such as this were appreciated for their humble, solid quality and bold design sense and were collected and appreciated by Mingei era luminaries like Yanagi Soetsu and Kawai Kanjiro. From humble beginnings, these plates are now featured in museum collections around the world. These small plates can be used to hold salt, spices or small bits of chinmi. Late Edo era.

Condition: Very good. No chips or scratches. Each kozara is painted differently.

Size: 2.76 x 0.59 inches / 7 cm x 1.5cm

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