Famille Noir Japanese Lamp Base Vase
A superb large vase converted to a table lamp.
Mid 20th Century
Later converted to a lamp with electrical fittings.
Lovely overall condition upon a carved wooden stand.
Decorated with Japanese Phoenix, In Japan, as earlier in China, the mythical Phoenix was adopted as a symbol of the imperial household, particularly the empress. This mythical bird represents fire, the sun, justice, obedience, fidelity, and the southern star constellations .
One side is decorated with peony flowers and magnolia. Known as the ‘King of Flowers’, the peony is a Japanese flower that is used as a symbol of good fortune, bravery, and honour.
Approx 32 cm to the top of the vase.
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