English Ladies Co. Imari Japanese Lady

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This Japanese lady wears rich robes of deepest blue adorned with terra-cotta floral motifs and embellished with 22ct gold.  Modelled by Adrian Hughes, Lady Imari carries a delicate parasol decorated with stylised cherry blossoms and edged with hand applied gold. Master painter Dan Smith has taken his inspiration from antique Japanese patterns which began to be exported from the port of Imari in the 17th century.  He has chosen traditional motifs for the border of her kimono and for the obi around her waist.  Lady Imari holds a delicate hand made rose with two more adorning her hair, alongside the traditional gold comb.