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Weaving a Silken Tale

Posted on November 08, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

Silk Weaving in China.  Photographed Circa 1890.

The stunning photographic reportage of Father Leone Nani presents early twentieth-century China as seen through the lens of an "outsider" who brought to life the people, places and traditions of a lost empire. 

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A Charming Vintage Tôle Ware, Urn Shaped Accent Lamp - Circa 1950's

Posted on November 06, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

 

A charming vintage, Italian, tôle ware chestnut urn shaped accent lamp.  The lamp decorated with pastel shaded dancing couples dressed in Regency style, circa 1811-1820 and certainly bringing Jane Austen to mind!

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Antique Papier-Mâché Antique Lamps

Posted on October 05, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

A Rare English Edwardian Era Papier-Mâché Accent Lamp - Circa 1910

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.

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A Truly Serene Antique Lamp With A Message!

Posted on October 04, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

We have all heard about the “message in a bottle”.  Here we look at an antique lamp with an ancient message!

An Antique Chinese Lotus Petal Lamp In Blanc-de-Chine Style - Circa 1850

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Antique Lamps with Men in Mind

Posted on September 17, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

Not just for the ladies, a stunning antique lamp offers appeal to all with a sharp eye for style, beauty and panache.

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Celadon Lamps - The Colour Of Jade

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

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.

Celadon Lamp

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Cinnabar Red Lamp - A Colour Not To Be Missed!

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

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.

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