19th Century Japanese Imari Ovoid Porcelain Table Lamp with Floral Cartouches


A Japanese porcelain table lamp of ovoid form decorated at the neck with a band of single floral blooms on alternating red and blue grounds, the design of which is mirrored along the foot of the vase. The body tapers slightly from rounded shoulders and is decorated with cartouches filled with lush floral images. The vase sits on carved and pierced wooden base. 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: 24 x 16 x 16 in.