Why We Love It:
The intensity of the Imari colors and the wonderful pink spotted lion.
This Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern centerpiece was hand painted in England during the Regency period circa 1810. It is decorated in a traditional, vibrant Imari palette. It is richly gilded and painted in cobalt blue and iron red. The in the well the central scene shows a traditional Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. But, the border of shows a whimsical pink lion and turquoise water birds which were never seen in Japanese Imari (the lion is on the left side the waterbirds are on the right). They are the distinguishing characteristics of the Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern.
13″ wide x 8.5″ deep x 5″ height
Background of English Imari: Several of the English porcelain manufacturers of the Regency period were inspired by the style of Japanese Imari wares. Coalport and Chamberlains Worcester in particular produced a number of Imari influenced patterns. The most popular of all was the “Admiral Nelson” pattern.