"Just Before The Feathers Start to Fly!"
A rare and very decorative, late 19th century, pair of Chinese export, mirror image, antique candle stick lamps. The lamps decorated in a Famille Verte palette of enamels with a vigorous, traditional subject of sparring cockerels.
The cockerels with feathers ruffled, menacingly circling each other, just before the feathers start flying! The cockerel subjects set in a wicker fenced garden with stands of Bok Choi and flowering prunus trees growing in beds of garden flowers.
This subject of fighting cockerels has been a popular Chinese decorative subject for hundreds of years. The ruffled feathers and posturing produce all the colour and movement, the only thing missing is the noise!
The bases of the lamps enamelled with hatched borders, the border with oval reserves of peaches and foliage and singing birds on flowering branches. The lamps with gilded bands above the hatched borders and circling the candlestick tops. The lamps seated in custom made, gold plated, bronze bases.
The Rooster is one of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac and In the highly symbolic interpretation of Chinese decorative art, the Rooster stands for honesty, as well as physical and moral fortitude. It is of the yang attribute and signifies fortune, luck, fidelity and protection, as well as bossiness!.
The candlesticks fitted with faux candles, the candle caps of gold plated bronze. The lamps designed for 25w lamp sockets. The lamps shown with a pleated, fern green, silk shade suggestion. Ideal as buffet lamps for a sideboard.
Table lamp lighting offers a range of benefits.
A. Functional table lamps.
B. An antique work of art.
C. A constant visual pleasure.
D. Lamps can be selectively placed to provide a soft pool of lighting, accentuating and complimenting the décor and “feeling” of a room.
Guangzhou Emperor - Circa 1890
Overall height (including shades) 21"/53 cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications