Imari Fun

The word "Imari" is often used for porcelain that is decorated in the colour scheme of cobalt blue, red, green and gilt. But what is the origin of the word? And how come that it appears in so many different styles?

In this week's video I am showing two Derby tea services that are very different, yet they are both in the Imari style. But one from the early 19th Century, the other from the late 19th Century. From a faithful imitation of the Japanese Imari style it turned into a very Victorian and English design - both beautiful in their own way.

💚 Crown Derby tea service, ca 1815

❤️ Royal Crown Derby tea service, 1899

Watch the video for the full story and to appreciate the beauty of these items. And of course you can find them in my shop here.

Oh, and don't forget it is going to be Valentine's Day soon... there is still time to ship! And if you don't want to take the risk, why not buy one of our gift vouchers? See below:

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