JAPANESE GILDED KANGXI IMARI PORCELAIN FISH-SHAPED PORCELAIN CHARGER 14" W  
Fine Chinese Exqort Famille Rose Fish Plate
14英寸康熙日本伊万里风格 花卉 观赏盘
Item#: P1003
Circa:  Kangxi (1662-1723) in Qing Dynasty
Size:14.5"x9.5"x3" (inch) OR 37x24x8 (cm)
Weight:4.4 lbs OR 2 kg  
Price:
SOLD

A rare Japanese Gilded Kangxi Imari porcelain fish-shaped charger, well full hand-painted. The piece is in
mint condition and the fine hand painting employed on this piece makes it a true work of art! White spots in
photos are light reflection, NOT SCRATCH. THE stand is not for sale.

Notes on Chinese Imari Porcelain
Japanese Imari porcelain was first produced in the Genroku period c.1700 It is characterised by the striking
use of underglaze blue, red and gilt, and occasionally green enamels. When it came to the attention of the
Chinese at Jindezhen that these wares were extremely popular in Europe, they began to produce Imari
wares in competition with the Japanese. The first Chinese Imari pieces were produced during the latter half
Kangxi period (1662-1722). As a generalisation the Chinese Imari pieces are much more finely potted and
have a thinner and more even glaze. The Japanese glaze is often crackled and on the inside of vases the
glaze is clearly seen to have run. Furthermore most Chinese Imari has a much finer quality underglaze blue.