The Royal Crown Derby factory continues to make Imari porcelain
predominantly employs a palette of underglaze blue with on-glaze iron red and gold.
was considered beautiful and rare in the early 1700s, and was displayed in Royal castles throughout Europe.
The late Mildred Russell, a well-known and respected interior designer from Jackson, and his aunt's mother-in-law, taught him about her passion for American, English, and Imari porcelain
. As Nicholas claims, "I do not believe that interior design can be a learned skill.
An antique Imari porcelain
pattern provides the inspiration for another new pattern, Imari Floral.
The kingdom's movers and shakers spent an evening sampling the delights of The Domain Bahrain's new Japanese restaurant and lounge.The cool, cosmopolitan Imari restaurant in Manama hosted ministers, company chief executive officers, VIPs, Japanese Ambassador Shigeki Sumi and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman, Minister Essam Fakhro.Guests last Monday evening were treated to authentic Japanese fare in the funky, modern venue featuring Imari porcelain
pieces with its recognisable blue and white illustrations and stunning city views from the 35th floor.Imari's team of Japanese chefs served up sizzling skewers from the Robata grill, a wide selection of sushi and ocean-fresh Sashimi prepared Izakaya-style (Japanese tapas) for guests to share.
This Japanese bowl, below and right, is an example of what's known as Imari porcelain. Imari was the name of the port in Japan through which porcelain made in nearby Arita was exported to the West from the 17th century on.
Royal Crown Derby continues to make Imari porcelain today.
Sources range from Japanese Imari porcelains
to Ottoman Iznik tiles.
These Imari porcelains
proved very popular in the West and vast quantities were exported.