How can you tell if Imari is real?

You can identify Chinese Imari by its brighter white and more purple-toned blue. The red over-glaze is also thinner and closer to orange than in Japanese pieces. Chinese Imari is generally more finely potted than Japanese, with a very even glaze.

What is Japanese Imari?

Imari is a style of porcelain named after the Japanese port from which it was shipped to the West, beginning in the late 17th century. Imari is a style of porcelain named after the Japanese port from which it was shipped to the West, beginning in the late 17th century.

Are Imari plates valuable?

These refined, unusually high quality Kakiemon and Nabeshima Imari pieces are the rarest and most expensive of all at auction today.

What does Imari style mean?

: a multicolored Japanese porcelain usually characterized by elaborate floral designs.

How do you identify Imari in Japanese?

Japanese Imari is also characterized by its colorful elaborate style, often featuring white and blue backgrounds, accented with a fuller, more dark red on top. There are two predominant underglazed styles of Imari porcelain that are easily recognizable, by their pattern and by the use of certain colors.

What are Imari Colours?

Typically Imari ware (in the English use of the term) is decorated in underglaze blue, with red, gold, black for outlines, and sometimes other colours, added in overglaze. In the most characteristic floral designs most of the surface is coloured, with “a tendency to overdecoration that leads to fussiness”.

Is Arita a brand?

ARITA WARE in order to now once world brand, modern suits the modern lifestyle ARITA WARE ” ARITA PORCELAIN LAB engaged in the development of”. among which the new style of JAPAN series gained a high reputation for representing the beauty of four seasons in Japan.

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How do you date Imari?

Imari porcelain often features intricate designs of animals, flowers, patterns or symbolic objects. Examine the piece for signs of age. General signs of age in a piece of porcelain include tiny, cracklike marks called crackling, deterioration or scratching of the glaze, and faded or discolored design.

What is Chinese Imari?

“Chinese Imari” is a decoration style with predominantly a dry iron red enamel highlighted with gilt applied on underglaze blue and white porcelain. This first Chinese Imari was produced at the end of the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) and it remained popular up until the mid 18th century.

Is Arita porcelain expensive?

Arita ware is not necessarily very expensive. For ¥500, for instance, you can get a nice porcelain teacup. If you are looking for them in Tokyo, the best places are the “shita matchi” old neighborhoods around Asakusa and Ueno. You should find some all over the city.

What is Japanese Arita?

Arita ware is the name of a certain type of porcelain fired in the vicinity of Arita-cho in Saga Prefecture. Boasting a 400-year history, Arita is also renowned as the area where porcelain was fired for the first time in Japan.