Hand-painted Gold Gilt Imari Porcelain Vase, China
Detail: Exquisite color with gold gilding. Imari porcelain was first produced in Japan in the 1700’s. China quickly began to produce its own Chinese Imari pieces. China was able to produce a thinner porcelain with a more even / smooth glaze. I am told that this piece came from Jingdezhe (aka “ancient porcelain city”). This city is still vibrant and still holds the title of Porcelain Capital of China. Many of the porcelain techniques and artists have stayed in Jingdezhen. Circa mid- to late-1900’s. In very fine condition.