Imari (Japanese) style. Imari style is based largely on two colors, a dark underglaze blue and a dark red, and is a crowded design. The designs in which stylised floral shapes predominate, derive from native textiles. Imari styles became popular in England during the early years of the 19th Century and appear in patterns
on Wedgwood’s queensware, whiteware and bone china of the first period catalogues, usually described as Japan Patterns. The Japanese designs became popular after the international exhibitions in London in 1862, and Paris in 1889.