This beautiful Satzuma vase designed in Japan in the early 19th century was mounted as a lamp in France in the late 19th century. The bronze elements from this period are attributed to the famous bronze manufacturer Ferdinand Barbedienne.
The vase rests on a base made up of four gilt bronze elephant heads with an exceptional chiseling quality.
One side of the vase shows a Samurai with a finely depicted costume. The opposite side is decorated with a Geisha. The relief decoration is of the utmost quality.
Satzuma earthenwares (also spelled "Satsuma) appear in Japan in the 17th century and are presented in France on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1867, making a strong impression with the public and connoisseurs.
Globes have engraved decoration enhanced with gold.
Both globes are Baccarat. A globe bears the label of BACCARAT.
Electrification is modern.