This plate has durable body and protective glazed surface. Seven brown ring-like patterns (said to be modeled after horse eyes) decorate the inner rim of the large plate. The outermost edge is ringed in brown.
late 18th-19th century
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Medium and Support
stoneware, gray with iron and white slip painting with clear glaze
Two shifuku (silk pouches) for Tea Caddy "Hitorine" (1954/1.532)
Artist Unknown, Japan
Two small pouches for tea caddy. The striped pouch is woven with light brown, dark-green, light-green and dark blue warp threads and light brown weft threads in satin weave, which create stripe, plaid and treasure ("takara") patterns. The round pouch has two side slits for easy opening; a purple cord is inserted through the mouth of the pouch for tying.
Another pouch has whirlpool patterns created with the same satin weave using brown warp threads and light blue, white, and blue weft threads. The weft threads create the staggered, whirlpool patterns. This pouch also has two side slits and tied with light brown color cord at the top.