B005 A Chinese Export, Accent Lamp, Apple Green Glaze - Circa 1870

"It's not easy being green".  Kermit the Frog

A decorative,19th century, Chinese export, jar shaped antique accent lamp, or task light.  The jar and cover enamelled in a jade green, craquelle glaze.  The lamp seated in an understated, Chinese, black lacquered base. The lamp shown with a black silk shade suggestion.

In Chinese art and culture, colours have specific meanings.  The jade-like green of this 19th century accent lamp, interprets as growing, generating, striving, refreshing, balancing, calming, health, harmony, sensitivity and patience!  The lamp designed for a 25w globe holder.

Accent Lamps
Accent lamps are designed to produce a mood, a look or feel in a room, rather than providing a major source of light in a space.  In general, an accent lamp is a relatively small lamp, with usually no more than a maximum height of about 20" / 50cm including the lamp shade.  Accent lamps also serve as decorative accents within a room. 

The name “accent lamp” is derived from the word “accentuate”, meaning to emphasize something, or to make something more noticeable.  Accent lamps, by example, can be used on a writing desk, a mantle piece, or side table.

Tongzhi Emperor - Circa 1870

Overall height (including shade) 16"/40.5 cm approx

Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications

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