Japanese Antique Edo 1850'a Imari Chrysanthemum / Butterfly (Kawai i カワイイ)- Two Small Plates

This is a set of two very old and authenticated Imari plates which I purchased from a personal collection of the owner in Japan. They date to 1850. They are in excellent condition with no crack or chips. Hand made and hand painted, not signed. Please note the patterns on both the front and back. The richness of colors is outstanding. The pattern is called Kawai iカワイイ. most likely he reason this looks different than some of the other Imari, this is not "made for Import" Imari. They are gorgeous porcelain plates and this is an incredible price. They are probably some of my favorite old Imari plaes.

Diameters: 3.97" in cms: 10.08

Imari plates and age guarantee I do guarantee that none of the items we sell are imitations, but a true old antique of the stated age. Any age wear and "flea" size bites can be seen in the pictures.

We have a many Imari plates and bowls of all sizes including some Large Imari and styles. I have some my mother brought back from Japan and others purchased since. Not all our posted, and Brent is working the site for single picture items. We stand behind all of our Imari plates as originals and not imitation, with a money back guarantee. Multiple item shipping discount is available on the plates.

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Imari porcelain Imari porcelain (伊万里焼) is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyūshū. They were exported to Europe extensively from the port of Imari, Saga, between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. The Japanese as well as Europeans called them Imari. In Japanese, these porcelains are also known as Arita-yaki (有田焼)

"Imari" was simply the trans-shipment port for Arita wares. There are many "styles" including Nabeshima and Kakiemon. It was the kilns at Arita which formed the heart of the Japanese porcelain industry.

Though sophisticated wares in authentic Japanese styles were being made at Arita for the fastidious home market, European–style designations of Arita porcelain were formed after blue and white kraak porcelains, imitating Chinese underglaze "blue-and-white" wares, or made use of enamel colors over underglazes of cobalt blue and iron red. The ware often used copious gilding, sometimes with spare isolated sprigged vignettes, but often densely patterned in compartments.

Imari or Arita porcelain has been continually produced up through the present day.

Item ID: A220

$100 USD

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