Pair of Japonesque dragon table lamps in bronze. Each mounted on painted wood plinth with a Meiji dragon reared up in its tail and hind legs breathing stylized ﬁre to support the lamp fixture. Rewired, with new silk shades.
Japanese feudal society was dissolved in 1868 with the Meiji Restoration. At the time, bronze and metal smiths, who had previously supplied. In Japanese folklore, the Dragon is a water deity and is typically depicted without wings and is believed to be a protector of the seas.
35”h x 14” square shade