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: a single edge chip invisibly restored

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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. Shipped from the port of Imari, this category of brilliantly enameled porcelain was 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.”

 


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