Japanese Imari porcelain has been treasured since the early 1600's. After several regional wars , Korean potters relocated to southeastern Japan where Kaolin was discovered. Kaolin was used in slip to create porcelain that had excellent qualities. The rich colors and durability made this a highly sought after material for dishes and vases. Just prior to 1650, colors such as green, purple, red, and yellow were added with additions of gold.
The tradition of Imari carries on into modern porcelain, for it's style and unique decorative values. This 7 1/2 plate was manufactured by the RURI China Company in Japan. It is hand painted and it is in excellent condition.
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