The original item from Glass Lovers Gallery is now SOLD.
PHOTOS DO NOT DUE JUSTICE TO THESE GEMS.
This listing is for an outstanding pair of nippon lamps decorated with moriage. Dates from the 1920's. Two elephant handles on each lamp and a white ring on each handle.
Each gorgeous lamp was heavily decorated with colorful slip with total precision and beauty! It is hard to find lamps like these especially in a pair.
They measure 16 3/4" tall to the top of the lamp base. This measurement does not include the light socket. They are approx. 6" wide.
Background of the lamps is a cream color. Design has been hand painted.
Both lamps work but I would have them rewired so that the light sockets are the same.
Table lamp / Banquet lamp.
Moriage means to pile up. It refers to liquid clay (slip) relief decoration. It was done by slip trailing or hand rolling and shaping clay on items. Most moriage designs are matted and the backgrounds of the wares on which they appear have variegated tones and muted hues. This lent more depth to the applied designs and visually it was quite effective. This type of ornamentation has been used for over two hundred years. It was predominate during the Nippon era, 1891 - 1921. Moriage pieces were often unmarked.
My photos do not show the true color and beauty of these lamps.
Moriage is in excellent condition. Metal on foot shows wear appropriate to age. Any white in the photos is from my camera flash. Remember that you are looking at antique items that were used. Please examine the photos very carefully to add to my description. Ask all needed questions before purchase. As with all vintage glass, you will see signs of use.
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LAMPS 1920's 17" Moriage Elephant Handles Nippon Outstanding
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