REF No. 5475
Japanese arita porcelain candlestick modelled as a seated bijin


Edo period circa 1710

A Japanese Imari figure of a reclining bijin, one hand supporting the body and the other raised and holding a sconce.

This appears to be a rare form with few other examples recorded. Most such figures are standing maidens and possibly this was intended to created a mantel garniture, sitting between a pair of the standing type.
 



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Japanese arita porcelain candlestick modelled as a seated bijin