Two Antique Chinese Porcelain Dishes Imari Decorated 18th Century Circa 1770


These bold and beautiful Chinese Imari plates were hand painted in the 18th century, circa 1770. Most gilt is missing from the plates, but this does not diminish the beauty of the iron red and cobalt blue designs.

Dimensions: 8.75″ and 9″ diameters x 1″ tall

Condition: Good with some rubbing to the enamels and gilt

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Background of Chinese Imari Porcelains

In the late 17th century, Japanese potters in Arita first made export porcelains to cater to European consumers. As the wares were shipped abroad from the port of Imari, this category of brilliantly enameled porcelain was conventionally 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.”

Our two plates are an excellent example of mature Chinese Imari porcelain made for export to the West.


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