Chinese export porcelain is a perennial favorite among collectors and designers alike and those pieces decorated in the Imari style are held in high regard. Copying the popular Japanese model, this porcelain emerged in the early 18th century and is distinctive for its decoration in underglaze blue with overglaze iron red and gilt enameling. It differs from the Japanese in execution. It is more finely potted and is more naturalistic in decoration.
Although only the truly exceptional piece command such prices, there are many pieces available for the entry level collector or those recently smitten.
A wonderful collection of Chinese Imari at FOUND
We're very lucky to have acquired this lovely collection of period Chinese Imari in the shop. It contains a wide variety of forms and decorations and is priced from $30 to $900.