Description & Technical information

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.

Date:  1710
Period:  1600-1750, Edo period
Origin:  Japanese
Medium: porcelain