KUTANI SATSUMA PORCELAIN FIGURAL LAMP GODDESS ELEPHANT

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 03,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction

DESCRIPTION : "VINTAGE KUTANI FIGURAL LAMP in SATSUMA Style on PORCELAIN" ; this figural statue lamp is of a Japanese Goddess or Deity (halo) holding a covered jar or vessel, sitting on a bed of lotus blossoms (?), on the back of an elephant with it's trunk up; decorated in red, brown, black, and dark blue glaze paints; finely detailed in enamels of orange, brown, aqua blue, periwinkle blue, green, yellow, and white; heavy gold gilt decor throughout; some decorations are: a white dragon, leaves, blossoms, hearts, circles & dots, geometric shapes. The statue is on a rough hewn dark wooden oval base w/ felt lining, has quality brass hardware (iron tubing for wire), and newer wiring. Circa early 20th C.

HALLMARK : Unknown.

CONDITION : Very Good Used Condition; no chips, no cracks, no crazing, no breaks, no repairs; age appropriate wear shows use as patina to brass hardware, some flaking to the finish on the wooden ball of finial, some surface dust to statue, base, and felt lined underside; wiring is newer; manufacturing characteristics show as nothing unusual. Photographs function as a visual description.

DIMENSIONS : Overall Measurements - 24.00" H x 11.75" L x 6.25" W (to furthest points); Base - 11.25" x 6.25" .

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