13 River Street Windsor, VT 05089 , United States Call Seller 802.356.7112


Large Qing Dynasty Vase Electrified as a Table Lamp, Mid-19th Century

$ 2,385
  • Description
    This Qing Dynasty hand-made export porcelain bulbous-shaped vase with applied handles dates from the mid-19th century when the Empress Dowager Cixi began her sway over China. The hand-painted decoration in underglaze blue depicts peonies and a pheonix emerging from an egg, which in turn represent the happiness of prosperity and the Empress Dowager herself. The vase has two applied porcelain floral-decorated underglaze blue handles on its neck. The vintage Chinese export porcelain finial also depicts a phoenix in underglaze blue. The vase has been drilled in the base to accommodate electrical wiring, and the top is filled with a brass cap holding a brass lightbulb socket and a brass harp, and it is topped with the old porcelain finial. The lamp sits on a round mid-20th century Chinese wooden stand. The overall dimensions are 34"H from the bottom of the stand to the top of the finial. The actual dimensions of the vase are listed below. There is no lampshade; you can add one in your own personal style.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Porcelain with hand-painted underglaze blue decoration
    Condition: Good. With some blue under-glaze drips on rim, bottom later drilled for electrification, brass cap with age spots, newer Chinese wooden stand.
    Creation Date: 1860-70
    Styles / Movements: Chinese Export, Asian, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: RCWE-2
    Incollect Reference #: 677528
  • Dimensions
    H. 17 in; Diam. 8 in;
    H. 43.18 cm; Diam. 20.32 cm;
Message from Seller:

Robert James Walsh & Company is a thirty-year-old Vermont business dealing in antiques, art, and modernism. Robert Walsh, owner, is also an Accredited Member of Appraisers Association of America, as well as a respected consultant. We have participated in many international trade shows in the US and Canada.

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