“When you're 25 or 30, you know you can’t wear lime-green eye shadow anymore.” Taylor Swift
An early 19th century, Chinese, baluster form antique lamp. The lamp with a rare, lime green ground colour and decorated underglaze with an incised, (sgraffito), fern-like decoration. The collar of the lamp with a wide band of Ruyi sceptre decoration, enamelled with a pink cell ground.
The lime ground decorated with a branch of three large, shaded, bright pink, flowering Peonies. The flowers with a backdrop of flowering bamboo and small chrysanthemum like flowers. The flowers with a Phoenix-like bird hovering above. Chinese decorative art is highly symbolic and the Peonies are known as “The Queen of Flowers”, symbolising summer, love and affection.
The Peony flowers also indicates a hope for great advancement and are a synonym for nobility and gracefulness. Bamboo, as an evergreen, symbolises a wish for longevity and represents courage in adversity. The decoration includes a butterfly in yellow enamel and interprets as a symbol for hope, desire, freedom, love and longevity.
In the language of Chinese decorative symbolism, the vase shape itself signifies peace and safety. The lime green ground as shown by this lamp is a rarity and is very infrequently found.
The lamp seated in a gold plated bronze band, set into an antique Chinese stand, the apron of the stand carved with the Chinese “endless knot”. The lamp shown with a pleated, fern green, silk shade suggestion.Lime green.
Daoguang Emperor - Circa 1820
Overall height (including shade) 23.5"/60 cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
Lamp shades can be ordered if required.