Pair of small porcelain candelabras, Imari decoration, gilt bronze, 19th century
Pair of small baluster shape candelabras in porcelain with Imari decoration and gilt bronze mount.
The Imari decoration is made of the three standart colours : white background, cobalt blue and iron red, adorned with framed flowers and a stylized phoenix.
Tripod mount in chiseled and gilt bronze, embellished with a twisted ribbon frieze and mascarons. Two armlights, with a circular candle crown decorated with an oves frieze.
Work made circa 1880.
Dimensions : H 24 x D 20 cm.
Reference : LS3380201
Imari is a place of production of Japanese ceramics, otherwise known as “Arita porcelain”. It is the port of an island. Imari porcelain was first exhibited by the Dutch, with their Compagnie Orientale des Provinces-Unies (the V.O.C). These are Europeanized decorations but remaining very inspired by the great traditions of Asian spirituality. The Imari style is characterized by three dominant colors: cobalt blue, red tending to saffron and the white background of porcelain. Imari porcelain had a notable influence on the East India Company (Chinese Imari is referred to as East India Company porcelain), Delft earthenware, Dresden porcelain and the Meissen manufactory and even on 20th century Limoges porcelain.
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