A fine and dramatic pair of 19th century Satsuma vases now mounted as lamps. These are one of the finest quality examples of Satsuma vases I have come across, and were mounted as lamps sometime in the 1930s from the look of the hardware. Of slender bottle shape in the Mei Ping form also known as plum blossom, they are decorated with a motif of courtly Japanese ladies in traditional attire. The slender necks of the vases are wonderfully decorated with Mon (badges of the princely houses) which denote the family for which they were made. These vases are further embellished with moriage which is the jewel like technique of applying enamels to the surface to show design to greater effect. The pair are in very fine condition and the enamel surface is beautifully preserved. The lamps would make a truly elegant and splendid addition to any decor. Included are a pair of fine white silk shades which are also in fine condition.
The lamps measure 29 1/4 inches in height from base to the top of the lamp final. Circa: 1870.
Shades made from 19th century silk embroidered piano shawls.
Fine and Rare 19th Century Satsuma Vases Depicting Courtly Figures Lamps with Embroidered Silk Shades, Edo, Moriage, Gilt Decoration, Mirror Images