imari-ware

Imari ware

[ih-mahr-ee]
noun
Japanese porcelain noted for its rich floral underglaze decoration in iron-red, blue, and gold, and later copied in China and Europe.

Origin:
1900–05 after a locale in western Saga prefecture (Kyushu) which was the sole market selling this porcelain during the Edo period

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