"A Serene Lamp"
A beautifully composed, 19th century, Japanese, Kutani Imari figure of Kannon as a lamp. Kannon is the Japanese Goddess of Mercy, the Buddhist Bodhisattva of compassion and equates to Guanyin the Chinese Goddess of Mercy.
The serene figure draped in Japanese Buddhist robes, enamelled in iron red with Phoenix in flight, the Phoenix being a symbol of divinity. In her hand she holds a Buddhist sutra scroll, an emblem of wisdom and an aid to the study of the teaching of the Buddha.
The figure seated on a very decorative, 19th century, Oriental style, antique porcelain, faux bamboo, gilded, square shaped altar base of beautiful quality. The faux bamboo, altar base mounted on a custom made, gold plated, bronze stand.
This is a very elegant lamp with a real presence. The Meiji era denotes the period in Japanese history during the 45-year reign of the Meiji Emperor from 23 October 1868 to 30 July 1912. The lamp designed for a 25w lamp socket. The lamp shown with a pleated, ivory silk shade suggestion.
Emperor Meiji - Circa 1880
Overall height (including shade) 23"/58.5 cm approx
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