Stunning Pair of Traditional Japanese Imari hand decorated Porcelain Vases of seldom seen double gourd form glazed porcelain, of generous proportions, now converted to a pair of electric Table Lamp, complete with later plain heavy-duty Ormolu circular stepped bases. Third quarter of the Nineteenth Century.The main outer glazed porcelain body with plain surface detail and all over typical decorative Imari palette in. Of iron red and cobalt blue tones with gilt highlights on an off-white. Ground, depicting Chinese Dragons, foliage, flowers and scrolling detail each beautifully mounted with an ormolu decorative mount. (entire overall as shown in image one an impressive) 16.5 (42cm). (at ormolu base) 4.75 (11.5cm). Superb condition with no losses. The ormolu mounts and bases have been re-gold plated, no losses to porcelain. Back and front views are similar. First began arriving from Japan to Europe in the late 17th century. The elegant porcelain thrilled royals and nobles, and was not only used as high-end crockery but also displayed as status symbols in royal palaces.
And its secret kilns is the best place to explore the history of Imari ware. The origins of Japan's prized Imari ware can be traced back four centuries to. When a potter discovered the white kaolin clay essential to producing porcelain in the town of Arita. Despite the source, their products became known as Imari ware-or Imari for short-and porcelain from the.
Is collectively referred to as Old Imari ware. Today Japanese Imari Antique Porcelain items remain as popular as ever throughout Europe, America and Canada.
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