From our Imari collection comes a small bowl that is 170 years old according to the dealer in Japan, so it dates to the early to mid 1800's or the EDO period. Gorgeous porcelain, beautiful hand painting with good colors and gold gilt. The method and style of design is called "Some- nishiki" in Japan. Flowers are painted in blue, green and orange. Nishiki 錦 means brocade. It also means something gorgeous, and it also appears to have several other meanings depending on the context.
This is a very nice old quality handmade and hand painted Imari porcelain plate. This one is in excellent antique condition with no cracks or chips. There are some age spots on the back and wear of the paint. This one is signed. The bottom is in good condition as well. We have several other Imari bowls of the same size with different designs but including blue and white that can be mix and matched to serve more people. These make wonderful side dishes at a table such as for a small salad, condiments, or just for collecting and decorating. But, we have used these for dining as well.
SIZE : Diameter 5" or 12.7 cms, Height 1.3" or 3.30 cms Weight 310 grams or 0.68 lbs each unpacked
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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.
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