Dan Samuels – Imari Fine Bone China Set of 2 Mugs 300ml
Whilst ‘Imari’ is a generic term for the wares of the Arita region, there were distinct decorative styles linked to the location, kiln or clan-family that produced the ware.
The best known styles are Ko-imari, and Iro-Nabeshima where the colour palette was restricted to red and blue, and the more colourful Kakiemon where the basic blue and red imari colours were supplemented by green, yellow and other colours.
Motifs common in classical imari ware include pine, prunus and bamboo, the chrysanthymum, and the crane.
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