Meiji Period (1868-1912) Igezara Plates
8PC as a SET $145Collected at an auction in Kyoto, Japan.
Igezara: is an everyday plate which was produced mainly in the regions of Imari and Seto during the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods. IGE means "A NOTCH" (or A THORN) in the dialect of the IMARI region. ZARA generally means " A PLATE." IGEZARA is a plate with a notched iron - glazed rim and has a copperplate engraving pattern. However, there are a few exceptions: unglazed notch: blue notch: twisted notch on the rim: hand printed: and ink sprayed on the pattern.