Horse's Eye bowl
Collectible, museum-worthy, umanome: Seto-ware “Horse’s Eye” large, shallow earthenware bowl with iron glaze, of the kind frequently pictured in historical narratives. Significant historically, and pleasing aesthetically. Multiple spur marks on interior of bowl indicate that it was glazed and placed upside-down in kiln for firing. Examples frequently presented in museums and literature on history of Japanese ceramics. 10-1/4" (26 cm) diameter x 2-1/4” (5.7) deep. 19th Cent., Late Edo/early Meiji period.