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


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.

In stock

Background of Late Imari Porcelain

Imari porcelains were first exported from Japan to Europe in the 17th century. In the third quarter of the 19th-century, Imari porcelain found an eager export market in Europe as the style was compatible with the colors and designs of the oriental rugs used in many homes.

We offer FREE shipping to the continental United States. For orders shipping outside the continental US, please email for a shipping quote.

Buyer Protection Guarantee: your purchase will arrive as described.

Questions? Contact us.