Sue Madden, 30 years old
Hai, I bought this plate to be early 18th century Kangxi and altough it was broken and restored I find it strange it has no damages on the rim. It's 39cm in diameter. So the question is if it is authentic. Click here to add your own comments. Return to Ask a Question or Contribute - current. Hai Peter, I made a picture of the footrim. I also added a picture of the blue part which was painted with dating imari china. Regards and thanks for your reply, Anton.
Imari porcelain, also known as Arita ware, was first produced in the s in the Japanese town of Arita. Imari is the name of the port city from which the porcelain was first exported to the West. Imari is highly collectible and comes in many forms besides plates, such as cups, bowls, vases and figures. There are several ways to identify Imari porcelain; however, if in doubt, seek expert authentication. Research Japanese porcelain marks, whether online or by purchasing a book.
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The Imari port in Japan was the largest exporter of porcelain ceramics in its prime. Ri Sampei, the "father" of Japanese porcelain, settled near Imari after the war with Korea in Skilled potters like him, trained by the Chinese and Koreans, made Imari the center for porcelain ceramics after Imari porcelain gets its name from the fact that it was shipped from the port of Imari, even though most of it was fired in Arita. Imari porcelain covers a broad range of items; many styles were shipped from this area. Specific characteristics will place a Japanese vase in the Imari period.