Japan in Staffordshire – 1890


The style of chinaware that was imported from Japan in the 18th and 19th Century was called “Imari”, after the harbour where they got shipped from (and did you know that Imari is also a girls’ name that means “daughter of the future”?). The Imari porcelain then inspired the English potters and they started designing their own Imari designs, which had distinctly English features; more ordered, rational, and often with roses in them. This is a cup made by Wileman in 1890 and it is a wonderfully wild design, no English roses here… he applied it to the beautiful Daisy shape cup with its flowing features. You can find the listing here in my Antiques shop.

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