Imari Porcelain Jar and Brass Table Lamp


A 19th century Imari jar of baluster form on a paw-footed brass base fitted as a table lamp. The lid is decorated with a band of floral motifs and a band of alternating blue and red grounds, affixed to the body with a gadrooned brass ring. The body tapers slightly from rounded shoulders and is decorated with cartouches filled with lush floral images on a white ground. Measures: 44 x 18 ½ inches.


Imari pieces are known for their colorful 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.