A fine quality, mid 19th century, Chinese Cantonese export, Famille Rose, Rouleau shaped antique table lamp, the term Rouleau was given by the French in the 18th century, the Chinese name for this shape is bang chui ping. The porcelain produced at Jingdezhen and sent to Canton for decoration and subsequently exported to the West. The gilded ground enamelled with green tendril panels separating the four main decorative reserves.
The lamp decorated with two bright polychrome genre subjects of Chinese figures in a garden pavilion, separated by two vase shaped reserves of singing birds, peony flowers and butterflies. A beautiful example of mid 19th century Canton export porcelain. The lamp seated on a low, square shaped Chinese table stand, lacquered in a Chinese sealing wax red. The lamp shown with a pleated silk shade suggestion.
Canton or Cantonese porcelain is the characteristic style of ceramic ware decorated in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong and prior to 1842, the sole legal port for export of Chinese goods to Europe.
Porcelain was one of the major forms of export produced in China from the 18th to the 20th century. Typically, the export wares were made, glazed, and fired at Jingdezhen but decorated with enamels in Guangzhou, then known as Canton, for export to the West.
Canton Famille Rose in the 19th century was typically decorated with alternate panels of figures and birds, flowers and insects, predominantly in pink and green.
Xianfeng Reign - Circa 1850
Overall height (including shade) 21"/53 cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications