Imari Ware - (Japanese Porcelain) Glossary of Antique Terms I

Imari Ware - (Japanese Porcelain) Japanese porcelain from Arita characterized by over-decoration in red, blue and other colors inspired by brocades ('Brocaded Imari'). These wares, which reached England in increasing quantities during the eighteenth century, were copied by many English factories. The Chinese copied them too. Then in the late nineteenth century the Japanese copied themselves and exported considerable quantities of this product. Imari was the port a few miles from Arita through which the wares were shipped to Europe originally but the Dutch East India Company.

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