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Chinese Table Lamp Melon Jar (Pair)

Chinese Table Lamp Melon Jar (Pair)

Product Code: MAJC11131
Availability: In Stock
Price: £225.00
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Melon Jar Lamp with floral decoration on an imperial yellow background. Constructed from a 23cm porcelain jar mounted on a brushed brass finish metal base and carrying a beige faux silk fully lined and pleated shade.

  • Base: 20cm diameter x 23cm
  • Shade: 35cm diameter x 24cm
  • 51cm overall height
  • Conforms to UK safety regulations
  • Fitted with a UK 3 pin plug and in-line switch
  • Uses B22 bayonet bulb - 60W maximum - Not included
  • Porcelain lamp base
  • Wood stand
  • Man-made fibre lampshade

Lamps are available in pairs only - Price shown is per pair of lamps

This video provides a fascinating insight into the birth and development of Chinese porcelain and how it has changed the world today. Although our Chinese porcelain table lamps are produced in a slightly more modern way, they are still hand-made and the designs still feature those from the ancient dynasties of China.

During the course of civilisation the invention of pottery made from clay was an event that occurred among many ancient peoples all over the world. The invention of porcelain however was unique to the Chinese and the birth of porcelain changed the appearance of pottery forever. Aside from its mysterious shine resembling that of crystal minerals porcelain imbued pottery with a dream like sole of great beauty. How did ancient Chinese people accomplish this? And how did they push the beauty of porcelain to its limits. The feudal history of China lasted more than 2000 years. To exhibit the supreme power of the emperors the leaders of all the Chinese dynasties spared no effort or expense to obtain all possibilities under heaven and to satisfy their greed individuals bringing precious gifts as items of tribute streamed in and out of the royal palaces while local officials busied themselves gathering the most talented craftsmen. All possible resources were channeled to facilitate the creation of exquisite, one of a kind items, simply for the pleasure of the ruler. Extremely valuable porcelain ware was no exception and was finding its way into the royal collections.




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