An exceptionally fine example of a Cantonese Hand Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Vase of seldom seen large proportions now converted to an Electric Table Lamp, with its later heavy gauge circular ormolu base, mid Nineteenth Century.
The main outer body of baluster form, hand painted with brightly coloured enamels depicting Chinese Figures within interior scenes, other panels with exotic birds, insects, butterflies and foliage, below a waisted neck with petal edged everted rim. The gilt twin handles modelled a seated Lions.
Condition: This lamp has been professionally re-gold plated and will be re-wired and ready for use, no losses to porcelain, light wear to gilding at high points. Back and front views are similar.
*One from an almost identical set of three offered, see last image.
Height: (entire as shown image one, an impressive) 19" (48cm). Diameter: (at base) 6.25” (15.75cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable Fixed Price Worldwide Store to door shipping.
Canton or Cantonese porcelain is the characteristic style of ceramic ware hand decorated in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong and prior to 1842 the sole legal port for export of Chinese goods to Europe. As such, it was one of the major forms of export ware produced in China in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This is a wonderful example of Chinese Export ware in exceptional condition.