Imari & Imari-Inspired Porcelain

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  • Set of 11 Early Spode Ironstone Imari Dessert Dishes Made circa 1815

    $1,650.00

    A set of 11 Imari style ironstone dessert dishes, made by Spode circa 1815.

    Josiah Spode II began producing stone china in 1813 as an alternative to porcelain. Stone china, also known as ironstone due to its hard and durable fabric, became famous for its porcelain-like greyish blue glaze and glassy surface. So popular was this new medium that Queen Charlotte purchased her own stone china service from Spode’s Portugal Street showroom. These dessert dishes are early examples of Spode Stone China; in 1822 the company introduced an improved body marketed as “New Stone,” and thereafter items were branded as such.

    Dishes are marked with pattern number 2283 in iron red and feature the printed Spode Stone China mark in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 8 in. Dm x 1/2 in. H (20.3 cm Dm x 1.4 cm H)

    Condition: Excellent overall. Light wear to some enamels and gilding on dishes commensurate with age and use. The plates with the least and most amounts of wear are pictured.

  • Early 19th Century Spode Porcelain Regency Punch Bowl

    $4,000.00

    An early Spode Regency style punch bowl made circa 1810 and decorated in an Imari palette of deep blue, iron red, light peach, green with gilt details. The bowl features beautifully hand-painted floral decorations and an early Spode mark with the pattern number 1645 hand-painted on the base in iron red.

    Condition: Very good. Light scratching in well of the bowl from original use.

    Dimensions: 4 3/4 in H x 11 in D (12 cm H x 28.3 cm D)

    References: Smithsonian, National Museum of American History, 225282.

  • Coalport Porcelain Teapot Stand Hand-Painted Admiral Nelson Pattern circa 1810

    $330.00

    Why we love it: The intensity of the Imari colors and the fabulous pink spotted lion. This Coalport Admiral Nelson oval dish was hand-painted in England during the Regency period circa 1810. It is decorated in a traditional, vibrant Imari palette: richly gilded and painted cobalt blue and iron red. The central scene shows a classic Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. But, the border of the dish offers a whimsical pink lion and turquoise water birds. These were never seen in Japanese Imari (the pink lion is on the top left side of the border, the green waterbirds are on the far left). However, they are the distinguishing characteristics of the Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern.

    Dimensions: 6.85 x 5.35″ 1″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Large Chinese Imari Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1760

    $2,700.00

    Why we love it: The colors! This pair of beautiful Chinese Imari porcelain dishes dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The dishes have a soft palette of red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemum and peony flowers in the central panel. The wide rim of the dish is adorned with additional flowers. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of flowers on the vine.       Dimensions: diameter 10.75″      Condition: Excellent.      Price: $2,700                                                   Background of Chinese Imari porcelains:      In the late 17th century, Japanese potters in Arita first made export porcelains with elaborate gilt designs to cater to European consumers. As the wares were shipped abroad from the port of Imari, this category of brilliantly enameled porcelain was conventionally known as “Imari ware.” From the early 18th century, Chinese artisans followed the Japanese example and manufactured similar Imari-style porcelain products identified by connoisseurs as “Chinese Imari ware.” Our refined charger is an excellent example of mature Chinese Imari Porcelain for the West

  • Pair Tea Bowls & Saucers Pearled Creamware Hand-Painted in Imari Colors 18th C

    $480.00

    This is a lovely pair of hand-painted 18th century pearled creamware tea bowls and saucers. Made in England circa 1785, the cups and saucers are painted in a chinoiserie pattern with Imari colors. We see a garden with an oversized flower and two rocky outcroppings painted in cobalt blue and a garden fence painted in iron-red. The decoration on the tea bowls repeats the pattern on the saucers. Each piece is as light as a feather.

    Dimensions: diameter of saucer 4.25″, diameter of tea bowl 2.5″, height of tea bowl 2″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Imari Tobacco Leaf Saucers

    $520.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful combinations of colors. This pair of English Tobacco Leaf pattern saucers have Imari colors which are exquisite. The saucers have a vivid palette of orange red, cobalt blue, and gold. The cobalt coloring is outlined in gold which gives the design a luxurious touch.

    Dimensions: 5.5 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Coalport Admiral Nelson Pattern Centerpiece, England, circa 1810

    $1,800.00

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