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With the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644, Chinese porcelain production declined, coercing European traders to source teawares from alternative shores. The Japanese potters of Arita, who had been producing porcelain since the 16th century, were able to supply this demand. This pair of teapots is decorated in a style that became known as Imari, characterised by underglaze cobalt blue, overglaze iron red and gilded decoration, often depicting birds and flowers. The term itself originates from the name of the port in West Japan from where these goods were shipped in the 17th and 18th centuries.

With the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644, Chinese porcelain production declined, coercing European traders to source teawares from alternative shores. The Japanese potters of Arita, who had been producing porcelain since the 16th century, were able to supply this demand. This pair of teapots is decorated in a style that became known as 'Imari', characterised by underglaze cobalt blue, overglaze iron red and gilded decoration, often depicting birds and flowers. The term itself originates from the name of the port in West Japan from where these goods were shipped in the 17th and 18th centuries. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So adorable! 😍

Delightful😍😍

Tres jolie, very beautiful, expensive!