Gorgeous Half Imari Floral PolychromeHalf Blue Transferware Lg Cup and Saucer


Brand Nancy's Daily Dish

When can't decide or just want the most unique teacup!  Here's a half and half....Imari meets  Blue Transferware in this absolutely stunning oversized cup and saucer plate.  

For consideration is this large, outstanding polychrome transferware cup in a hard to find Imari style pattern. This is an unusually beautiful piece that is elaborately detailed and hand painted with gilt / gold, rust orange, cobalt blue, brown, green and peach. It is trimmed with a gilded dividing line between patterns and around the rims and handle. Imari is a style of porcelain named after the Japanese port from which it was shipped to the West, beginning in the late 17th century.  Originally made in the town now known as Arita, which became a center for porcelain thanks to its proximity to kaolin-rich Izumiyama, Imari ware (also called Japan or Japan ware), took its design cues from colorful Japanese textiles of the day. Exotic landscapes, flowers, gnarled trees, long-winged birds such as cranes, and depictions of courtesans in exquisitely detailed kimonos are just a few examples of the most common Imari imagery.

This is the best gift for a lover of blue and white, Imari or a tea drinker!  I recommend hand washing!

Measures: plate is 6.25" Cup is 4 3/4" handle to opposite rim
Condition: new