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.
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!
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.