Question: Which is better Chinese cloisonne old or New?

How can you tell real Imari?

You can identify Chinese Imari by its brighter white and more purple-toned blue. The red over-glaze is also thinner and closer to orange than in Japanese pieces. Chinese Imari is generally more finely potted than Japanese, with a very even glaze.

Is Imari always marked?

Chinese Imari were always given an imperial mark that was either written in normal script or drawn in a special style of seal script.

How can you tell if Imari is real?

You can identify Chinese Imari by its brighter white and more purple-toned blue. The red over-glaze is also thinner and closer to orange than in Japanese pieces. Chinese Imari is generally more finely potted than Japanese, with a very even glaze.

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