Asian & Ethnographic
19th Century Japanese Uma-no-me zara 'Horse Eyes' Saito Pottery Charger
Japanese Uma-no-me zara (Horse eyes) Seto Pottery charger, circa 1800, Aichi Prefectory. Stoneware with underglaze iron oxide decoration known as Uma-no-me zara (Horse eyes). This traditional Japanese motif was widely used from the late Edo period (circa 1780) to the early Meiji period (circa 1870). The swirls resemble a horse’s eye, but no one knows how the pattern came to be known as uma-no-me. Diameter: 14 1/2 inches, height: 3 inches.