To give you a bit of history, Imari is a name of a port in Japan which shipped out Arita ware, from the town of Arita during the last half of the 17th century and first half of the 18th century. It had become so popular in Europe and eventually was even copied by various porcelain manufactures and became widely known as "Imari ware". This small covered jar was part of a complete chamber set that came from England dating around 1900; it consisted of the large pitcher & bowl for washing, a smaller pitcher for rinsing, a toothbrush holder, soap dish, and cup. The little jar was to hold creams or ointments used at the time. It's entirely hand decorated in cobalt and coral colors on white surface with gilt details, and has quite a nice weight to it; it measures 2" in height and 3 1/4" in diameter. There are no marks on it or any of the other pieces (already sold) which only indicates that it is not the Imari from Japan. A beautiful and charming piece for the collector!
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