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A Japanese porcelain ware, first produced in the early 1600s especially for export to Europe and typically decorated with bright colors and elaborate floral motifs.
[After Imari, port in northwestern Kyushu, Japan, from which it was exported.]
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a type of decorated Japanese porcelain
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Japanese porcelain with a decorated blue underglaze over which the colors of red and gold are laid.
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