Imari Shell Platter

A very unusually Imari platter in the shape of a shell. The shell form is typically seen in Chinese pieces but it is very unusual for Imari. [Read more…]

Bold Blue Imari Bowl

This bold, blue Imari bowl is very eye catching. The blue is rich, striking, and more abundant than one typically finds on Imari pieces. Furthermore, the size is very desirable at 11 ¼” in diameter and 3 ½” in height. [Read more…]

Turtle Shaped Platter

A wonderful, turtle shaped, Imari platter. Turtle shaped platters are rare and distinctive in Imari. [Read more…]

Imari Punch Bowl

Imari Punch Bowl

A lovely, Imari punch bowl. The scene appears to be a depiction of the Giant Karp and Oniwaki-Maru. Standing 6″ tall, it is 14 3/4″ in diameter this piece has a significant presence. The deep blue border is almost black on in the interior and exterior. (If it appears lighter in color, that is only from the flash.) Overall, it is in very good condition with some minor wear. The wear is inside the bowl near the center and there is some gold guilt loss on the large flowers on the interior. (See the exterior for what they would have originally looked like.) However, the wear is not readily noticeable and the piece is priced accordingly.  Japanese, Circa 1885.

 

Pierced, Footed Imari Bowl

In all the years we have been in business, we have never seen a rare, footed and pierced, Imari bowl. Well, now, we all have! 

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Early 19th Century Imari Vase

Early 19th Century Imari Vase

A rare, early 19th century Imari vase from Japan. Look closely at this piece and compare it to the later 19th century pieces. Notice the color and artistry difference.

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5 Piece Imari Garniture Set

5 Piece Imari Garniture Set

An incredibly rare, 5 piece garniture set in Imari. While the 5 piece set was more commonly made in China, this set originates in Japan. Second, it is very rare to find a 5 piece set still together. (This is the only set we have ever owned!) The lidded jars are 12 1/2″ tall and 6 3/8″ in diameter. The smaller vases are 7 7/8″ tall and 4 3/8″ in diameter.  

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Imari: Japan’s original porcelain masterpiece

 

NEW YORK – Imari ware is a broad term for the first porcelain ever produced in Japan. Its development was made possible by the discovery of exceptionally fine kaolin in 1616, early in the Edo period. It is also known as Arita ware, named for the town where it was made, which was a traditional ceramics center on the island of Kyushu. [Read more…]