Beautiful Vintage Imari
Stamped on back of plate
Imari designs were originally from the Japanese Arita area, and as these wares were shipped out of the harbour of Imari, they became known as "Imari" in the west. Usually it is a pattern of exotic flowers that are separated in panels, in a cobalt blue, red or orange, green and gilt colour scheme.
All vintage items have some evidence of wear which is part of their charm. The history and soul of the piece are in its handmade nature.