Atlanta Antique Gallery - Imari Porcelain

Porcelain and Ceramics - Imari Porcelain
Imari porcelain was made in more than a dozen Japanese villages, but the name is that of the port from whence it was shipped to Europe. Imari porcelain is the European collectors' name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Provence, northwestern Kyushu, and exported from the port of Imari, Saga specifically for the European export trade. Imari was simply the trans-shipment port for Arita wares. The kilns at Arita formed the heart of the Japanese porcelain industry, which developed in the 17th century, after the white kaolin clay was discovered in 1616 by abducted Korean potter Yi Sam Pyong. Yi Sam Pyong was kidnapped along with several thousand other Korean artisans by Japanese invaders during the Seven Year War of 1592-1598. Arita soon came to rival the output of the Chinese kilns at Ching-te-Chen. Blue and white porcelain made at Arita was also widely exported to Europe through the Dutch East India Company, but "Imari porcelain" connotes wares more specifically designed to catch the European taste. Though sophisticated wares in authentic Japanese styles were being made at Arita for the fastidious home market, European export porcelains made use of enamel colors over underglazes of cobalt blue and iron red. The ware often used copious gilding, sometimes with spare isolated spirgged vignettes, but often densely patterned in compartments. Globular Imari teapots with swan-necked spouts helped establish the classic European form for these new necessities of life. Early experiments with overglaze colored enamels at Arita are associated with the famous Sakaida Kakiemon (1596-1666), whose name is memorialized in "Kakiemon" ware. Dutch traders had a monopoly on the insatiable export trade, the first large order being placed at Arita by the Dutch East India Company in 1656. The trade peaked in the late 17th century and was slowly replaced by Chinese kilns in the early 18th century, as social conditions in China settled with the full establishment of the Ying Dynasty. Very fine "Chinese Imari" export wares were produced in the 18th century, eclipsing the original Japanese exports. Early Imari porcelains are characterized by simple, underglaze blue designs (sometsuke) that draw on Chinese motifs; these are callled Shoki Imari and were made from the early 17th century. There is an elegant charm in these early wares, which often show rabbits or landscapes on the milky-white porcelain. Shoki Imari, with cylindrical, wide-lipped soba-choko are the favored shape.

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Description: 13.6" d. Tree and floral decor on front. Border on rear. Exceptional condition.
Item #: 102-60447
Condition: Antique
Price: $195.00
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Description: Imari Bowl. Measures 7 inches in diameter.
Item #: EGC-47223
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $245.00
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Description: Hand painted imari bowl.
Item #: SMM-49476
Condition: Antique
Price: $89.00
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Description: Imari Bowl. Circa 19th century.
Item #: LDA-57787
Condition: Antique
Price: $549.00
Sale: $440.00
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Description: Imari Bowl. 19th century. Perfect condition.
Item #: LDA-57788
Condition: Antique
Price: $607.00
Sale: $486.00
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Description: 12.1" d. With high quality decoration. Circular floral panel in center. 3 panels with dragon and planter with bamboo and flowers divided by blue cross. Hatched bands. Decoration on rear.
Item #: 102-60251-03
Condition: Antique
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Description: Imari Charger. Perfect condition. 12" 19th Century.
Item #: LDA-57793
Condition: Antique
Price: $672.00
Sale: $538.00
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Description: Imari Ginger Jar. 8" tall.
Item #: JMK-09
Condition: Antique
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Description: Imari Jar. Top signed.
Item #: LDA-57789
Condition: Antique
Price: $429.00
Sale: $343.00
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Description: 9.8" tall x 6" diameter. Women in panels and floral decor with ducks. Exceptional.
Item #: 102-60980
Condition: Antique
Price: $235.00
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Description: Japanese Imari 10" Plate. Circa 1800-1840, Pine & Tsuru window, umo tree window, famous back mark called Fuki-Chochun - kiln related to famous Kakiemon kiln of the Edo period.
Item #: SML-34541
Condition: Antique
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Description: Edo Period 1800-1840. Tea House. Heavy Gold Hand Work on Blue Underglaze. "Some Nishiki".
Item #: SML-33710
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $550.00
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Description: Circa 1830. Chinese landscape inside bird frame.
Item #: SML-62779
Condition: Antique
Price: $495.00
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Description: Japanese Imari 3 Piece Trio. Europe import circa 1830 Edo period kiku design kikka - mon = 18 value chrysanthemum, made for high class Europeans.
Item #: SML-33442
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $345.00
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Description: Japanese Imari 4.8" Plates Pair. Circa 1800-1840, Chinese children.
Item #: SML-37878-05
Condition: Antique
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Description: Japanese Imari 6" BowlsKinrande. Genroku period 1688-1703, window 1 - garden fence, chrysanthemum & butterfly in arabesque design, window 2 - pine bamboo & plum with two flying cranes or tsuru.
Item #: SML-33440
Condition: Antique
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Description: Japanese Imari 7" Crab Bowl> 1850-1899 rare crab bowl with crabs, bats, shells.
Item #: SML-32930
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $166.00
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Description: Japanese Imari 8.5" Plate. Edo Period 1800-1840. 7 Chinese Children - Dragon Border.
Item #: SML-33715
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $245.00
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Description: Japanese Imari 9.5" Plate. Nami Chidori pattern, Eco Period 1800-1840, window of marumon - flower, window of tate-waku - ume & pine; window of nami-chidori - wave & fish.
Item #: SML-38844
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $299.00
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Description: Japanese Imari 9.5" Plate - Rinka Shape. Edo Period 1800-1840. Iroe. Sho-Chiku-Bai Window Pattern. Pine-Bamboo-Pklus. Marumon Window W/Cloud & Flower.
Item #: SML-33713
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $255.00
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Description: Japanes Imari Bird Shape Plates. Circa 1850-1880, 11-1/4", pair.
Item #: SML-37883
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $695.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Botan Plates. Pair peony plates, 7.5", 1850-1899, rim shape is ige-zara.
Item #: SML-33436
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $265.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Compote Edo. Export, Edo Period - c. 1850, rinka shape, ikeban center, flower petal windows of tsura-cranes, ho-o, birds Phoenix-Bamboo Pine, chrysanthemums with gold, 11-3/4" diameter.
Item #: SML-37779
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $550.00
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Description: 6" x 5," circa 1850.
Item #: SML-62758-05
Condition: Antique
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Description: Circa 1800.
Item #: SML-62768
Condition: Antique
Price: $165.00
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Description: Circa 1850. 4 1/4" diameter x 4" tall.
Item #: SML-62757
Condition: Antique
Price: $145.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Iroe Bowl. Edo period 1800-1840 ikebana flowers, rim shape is kiku rinka - chrysanthemum petal, 8-3/8".
Item #: SML-33441
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $545.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Iroe Plates (3) - 4.8" Wide. Edo Period 1800-1840.
Item #: SML-33725
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $225.00
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Description: Circa 1800.
Item #: SML-62767
Condition: Antique
Price: $175.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Moon Relief Plate. 8.8", 1800-1840,
Item #: SML-37881
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $268.00
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Description: Circa 1800. Wise men design.
Item #: SML-62713
Condition: Antique
Price: $195.00
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Description: Circa 1825. 6."
Item #: SML-62759
Condition: Antique
Price: $145.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Nesting Bowls. Set of 3. Circa 1880.
Item #: SML-50292
Condition: Antique
Price: $2,195.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Oval Platters - 12.8" - Pair. Ca. 1850. Ikeban Center. Floral Motif. Rinka Edge w/Wave Tip. Deep Set Well. Gold Decoration.
Item #: SML-09-33723
Condition: Antique
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Description: Japanese Imari Pair Plates 7.3". 1850-1890. Karako Sometsuke Pattern. Korato Design - Chinese Children Playing (having a tea party) Blue & White.
Item #: SML-33706
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $275.00
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Description: Japanese imari rokkasen design. 1850-1899. 6." Set of 2.
Item #: SML-48662
Condition: Antique
Price: $155.00
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Description: Japanese Imari Plates - Pair. Offset Pattern ca. 1850. Export. Ho-O Bird - Phoenix. Unusual Pattern. Ikeban Motif w/Pine, Bamboo & Chrysanthemums. Gold Decorated. 10" X 9 1/2".
Item #: SML-09-33727
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $825.00
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Description: Set of 2 Japanese Imari Plates. Matching; 8 1/2" diameter. Circa 1840.
Item #: SML-50291
Condition: Antique
Price: $475.00
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Description: Circa 1800. Sobachoko. Design is called mijinkarakusa. Arabesque design.
Item #: SML-6214
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $145.00
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Description: Circa 1875. Signed on bottom. Hirado ware.
Item #: SML-62764
Condition: Antique
Price: $125.00
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Description: Large Arita Imari Platter. 19th century. 18"
Item #: LDA-57811
Condition: Antique
Price: $1,799.00
Sale: $1,440.00
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Description: 1" tall x 4.7" diameter. Blue, orange and gold floral decor with blue dragon. Signed.
Item #: 102-63367
Condition: Antique
Price: $85.00
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Description: Pair Of Imari Platters good condition one tiny chip practically unnoticable
Item #: CMT-57364
Condition: Antique
Price: $1,100.00
Sale: $950.00
Save: 14%
Save: $150.00
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Description: Pair of Japanese Covered Imari Bowls. 4" diameter. CIrca 1830. One is only shown, bu there are two.
Item #: SML-58269
Condition: Antique
Price: $199.00
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Description: Pair OF Japanese Imari 4" Sometsuke plates with Somenishiki Circa 1880
Item #: SML-58135
Condition: Antique
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Description: Pair of Japanese Imari Covered Bowls 4 1/4" Diameter circa 1880 Sometsuke-Somenshiki
Item #: SML-58133
Condition: Antique
Price: $199.00
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Description: Circa 1830. Hand colored.
Item #: SML-62766
Condition: Antique
Price: $175.00
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Description: Pair of Japanese Imari Covered Bowls. Circa 1830's. Hand Decorated.
Item #: SML 62274
Condition: Antique
Price: $175.00
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Description: Pair of Japanese Imari Fan-shaped DIshes
Item #: SML-62769
Condition: Antique
Price: $265.00
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Description: Pair of Japanese Imari Octagon Dishes. Circa 1825. Landscape design.
Item #: SML-59434
Condition: Antique
Price: $225.00
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