Imari & Imari-Inspired Porcelain

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  • Set of 6 Imari Dessert Plates Late 18th Century Turner’s Patent Ironstone England

    $2,340.00

    This set of six plates, crafted by John Turner circa 1795, features the exquisite Imari color palette of iron red, cobalt blue, and radiant gold. The color combination creates a vibrant and striking look, and the design of a dragon soaring amidst a lush garden is captivating. The pattern was inspired by the renowned Imari porcelain patterns of 17th and 18th century Japan.

    John Turner, the inventor of ironstone, crafted the plates. He held the first patent for ironstone, which he manufactured from 1795 to 1805. The underside of each plate is impressed with the mark “Turner”.

    The Turner family of potters was active in Staffordshire, England, from 1756-1829. Their manufactures have been compared favorably with those of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons. Josiah Wedgwood was a friend and a commercial rival of John Turner, the first notable potter in the Turner family.

  • English Imari Hand-Painted Porcelain Sugar Box Circa 1825

    $380.00

    This colorful porcelain sugar box was hand-painted in England circa 1825. The exciting design is Imari influenced. The colors seem to jump off the porcelain. The clean white porcelain is decorated with a vivid palette of orange and deep cobalt blue, with highlights of yellow, bright green, and gold. The elaborate design includes both geometric and nature-based forms. The cover is topped by a gilded finial in the form of a flower bud.

    Dimensions: 7″ long x 3.5″ wide x5.25″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Hand-Painted Dutch Delft Imari Plates 18th Century Circa 1780

    $1,230.00

    The lovely scene on this pair of Dutch pancake plates is hand-painted in bold Imari colors of cobalt blue and iron red, highlighted by forest green and bright yellow, which takes the place of gilding. A pair of long-tailed songbirds fly amid the flowers of an imaginary garden that rises above the garden fence. As is traditional with Dutch pancake plates, the scene covers the entire surface. There is no decorative border. The effect is marvelous!
    This pair of plates was made in the Netherlands circa 1780.

    Dimensions: 8.85″ in diameter x 1″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Two Chinese Imari Porcelain Chargers Hand-Painted Qianlong Era, Circa 1760

    $6,140.00

    These two beautiful Chinese Imari chargers were hand-painted in the Qianlong era in the mid-18th century. Both chargers show floral designs painted in cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold. The charger showing the basket of flowers in the center is also colored with peach enamels. Each charger is a work of art.

    #1 (the charger higher up in the first image):
    This large Chinese Imari porcelain charger dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. Finely potted with a lovely rich, glassy white glaze, the charger is hand-painted in a vivid Imari palette of orange-red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemums, lotus, and peony flowers in full bloom. The exquisite orange-red decoration is detailed and outlined in gold, which gives the design a luxurious look. On the underside, we see the artemisia leaf mark painted in underglaze blue within a traditional double ring. Typical of Chinese Imari ware in this period, the charger’s underside also bears a traditional sketch of two branches of plum blossoms.

    Dimensions: 14.15″ in diameter x 1.75″ in height.

    Condition: Excellent

    Price: $2,860

    #2 (the charger lower down in the first image):
    This large Chinese porcelain charger is hand-painted in the Imari style. It dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The charger has a vivid palette of iron-red, peach, underglaze cobalt blue, and gold. In the center, we see a basket overflowing with flowers: chrysanthemums, peonies, and plum tree flowers, all in full bloom. The decoration is beautifully gilded, which gives the design a luxurious touch. The broad rim of the dish is adorned with scrolling vines, flowers, and far-away waterside views. In Chinese tradition, peonies symbolize royalty, wealth, and honor, plum tree flowers symbolize endurance, and chrysanthemums symbolize abundance and long life. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of two branches of plum blossoms. At the center, the reverse shows the lingzhi mark in underglaze blue inside a double blue circle.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height.

    Condition: Excellent

    Price: $3,280

    The price for the pair of chargers is $6,140.

  • Large Imari Chinese Porcelain Charger 18th Century circa 1760

    $3,200.00

    Why we love it: Look at the image!
    This beautiful Chinese porcelain charger is hand-painted in the Imari style. It dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The charger has a vivid palette of iron-red, peach, underglaze cobalt blue, and gold. In the center, we see a basket overflowing with flowers: chrysanthemums, peonies, and plum tree flowers, all in full bloom. The decoration is beautifully gilded, which gives the design a luxurious touch. The broad rim of the dish is adorned with scrolling vines, flowers, and far-away waterside views. In Chinese tradition, peonies symbolize royalty, wealth, and honor, plum tree flowers symbolize endurance, and chrysanthemums symbolize abundance and long life. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of two branches of plum blossoms. At the center the reverse shows the lingzhi mark in underglaze blue inside a double blue circle.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set Fourteen Coalport Money Tree Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted England C-1820

    $5,600.00

    We are proud to offer this set of fourteen Coalport Money Tree pattern plates. This fabulous Coalport pattern is also known as the Rock and Tree pattern. It is one of the very best of the Regency period porcelain patterns. The color combinations are magnificent. Cobalt blue, iron red, and gold are the main colors. Green and orange highlights bring the deep reds and blues to life. The dishes were hand-painted in England, circa 1820. The pattern shows a fenced garden, peonies, and a willow tree with golden branches. English patterns like this were inspired by Japanese Imari designs, which were very popular in Europe during the Regency Period. However, English porcelain is whiter than Japanese porcelain. The result is that the colors seem brighter and livelier when contrasted with the white ground.

    Dimensions: 8″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Chinese Imari Porcelain Charger Made Qianlong Era Circa 1760

    $2,860.00

    This large Chinese Imari porcelain charger dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. Finely potted with a lovely rich, glassy, white glaze, the charger is hand-painted in a vivid Imari palette of orange-red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemums, lotus, and peony flowers in full bloom. The exquisite orange-red decoration is detailed and outlined in gold, which gives the design a luxurious look. On the underside, we see the artemisia leaf mark painted in underglaze blue within a traditional double ring. Typical of Chinese Imari ware in this period, the charger’s underside also bears a traditional sketch of two branches of plum blossoms.

    Dimensions: 14.15″ in diameter x 1.75″ in height

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Imari Ice Pails Hand-Painted in Admiral Nelson Pattern England Circa 1810

    $16,300.00

    Coalport Porcelain made this fabulous pair of Admiral Nelson pattern ice pails circa 1810.   The intensity of the Imari colors on the Admiral Nelson pattern is quite remarkable. It is the epitome of Regency decoration.  Hand-painted in England, they are decorated in a traditional, vibrant Imari palette: richly gilded and painted in cobalt blue and iron red.  The decoration is designed in horizontal bands. The scene on the lower part of the tureen shows a traditional Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. The band above shows a waterside scene with whimsical turquoise water birds, which were never seen in Japanese Imari. The turquoise birds and the pink accents are the distinguishing characteristics of the Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern. The coolers are made of three pieces. The body, the cover, and a liner to hold ice (see image #7).

    Dimensions: 11″ tall x 10″ across the handles x 8.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with some very slight wear to the gilt .

  • Pair Japanese Imari Jars Made in the Meiji Period, Circa 1880

    $3,460.00

    Hand-painted in Imari designs, both jars show beautiful waterside scenes in cobalt blue, gilt, and two tones of iron red. The colors are exquisite and intense. We see water lilies, lotus, peonies, and bellflowers. One jar shows a shoreline the other a cresting wave. Above the main scene on each jar is a medallion with gilded floral decoration. Around the shoulder and the base of each jar is a ring of decoration inspired by Japanese textiles. The hand-painted panels on the reverse echo the panels on the front of the jars but with many subtle changes (see image #8). On the side of each jar, we see a traditional Imari image of a vase on the garden terrace. The pair were made in Japan in the Meiji Period, circa 1880.

    Dimensions: 15″ tall x 7″ diameter at the widest point.

    Condition: Excellent.

  • 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.

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