Imari Charger with red, cold and of course kobalt blue details on chines white porcelain with figurative and floral details.
Charger with an intersection of 24,8 inch (63 cm)
Imari porcelain is the European collective name for Japanese Porcelain that was made in the city of Arita and exported from the port of Imari, especially for the European export market. The Japanese porcelain industry developed in the 17th century, after the white china clay was discovered in 1616 by the kidnapped Korean potter (Yi Sam-p'young; 1579-1655). The Imari style is recognizable by its three dominant colors: the cobalt blue, the iron red and the white porcelain background. The whole is decorated with gold. The more recent the board, the more color. Green came later, which is missing in this scale. Porcelain was exported to Europe from Imari as early as 1659, in the first phase by the VOC.