Set of Six Admiral Nelson Pattern Plates English Imari by Coalport Circa 1815


Why we love it: The intensity of the Imari colors and the fabulous pink spotted lion. This set of Coalport Admiral Nelson dishes was hand-painted in England during the Regency period circa 1815. To see the wonderful hand-painting, look, for example, at the difference between the lions in images #5 and #6. The plates are decorated in a traditional, vibrant Imari palette: richly gilded and painted in cobalt blue and iron red. The central scene shows a classic Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. But, the decoration also offers us a whimsical pink lion and turquoise waterbirds. These were never seen in Japanese Imari (the pink lion is on the right side of each dish, and the green waterbirds are on the left side). The lion and the waterbirds are the distinguishing characteristics of the Coalport Admiral Nelson pattern.

Dimensions: 8.5″ in diameter x 1″ height

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Background of English Imari

The style of Japanese Imari wares inspired several of the English porcelain manufacturers of the Regency period. Coalport and Chamberlains Worcester, in particular, produced many Imari-influenced patterns. The most popular of all was the “Admiral Nelson” pattern.


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