Antique lamps, you would expect to be made of porcelain, glass, wood or brass, but not paper! But, yes! there are papier-mâché antique lamps.
We have all heard about the “message in a bottle”. Here we look at an antique lamp with an ancient message!
Not just for the ladies, a stunning antique lamp offers appeal to all with a sharp eye for style, beauty and panache.
Celadon is just one of the beautiful glazes used on Chinese ceramics. The colour is derived from iron and ranges in tone from a greyish green to a sea-green, with the intent to reflect the wide range of greens found in jade.
The long cultural and artistic history of China has produced a large number of original and distinctive artistic achievements. One that is quickly recognised is cinnabar lacquer, with its distinctive red colour, sometimes referred to as China red, sealing wax red, or vermilion.
Blanc de Chine, with its simple lines and elegant understated style, produces, not only a sense of calm, but the perfect antique lamp.
The Chinese invented porcelain and the Persians supplied the cobalt to decorate it. It is the combination of these two elements, from two cultures that have combined to give us “Blue and White”. The world has always had a love affair with blue and white, from all cultures and walks of life. At the earliest period of Chinese blue and white, it was a rare commodity with the same value as gold.