19th Century Japanese Imari Ovoid Porcelain Table Lamp
A 19th century Japanese Imari desk lamp of ovoid form on pierced and carved wooden base. The cylindrical neck is decorated with a band of floral motifs on alternating blue and red grounds, surmounting the slightly rounded shouldered and tapered body that is hand painted with alternating vertical bands of blue and white trellis design, white flowers on red ground, and gold flowers on a rich blue ground all on a white ground. Two large cartouches, picturing an urn overflowing with flowers sitting on a pull cart, and two smaller cartouches, displaying flowers and leaves, overlay the vertical banding design. The footer is decorated with a blue line motif on white ground. Imari pieces are known for their colourful and densely decorated designs of vibrant orange, red, blue and gold on white ground. Imari porcelain is a type of Japanese porcelain wares that was made in the town of Arita, and exported extensively to Europe through the port of Imari during the mid-17th century through mid-18th century. Export of these wares halted in the late 18th century, but experienced resurgence in the late 19th century in European decor.
Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 15 in.