C049 A Large Decorative Vintage Chinese Sang-de-Boeuf Lamp - Circa 1950's

A large, vintage, Chinese porcelain, monochrome lamp.  The pear shaped, or "Yuhuchun" shaped lamp enamelled with a rich flambe glaze, a Sang-de-Boeuf glaze with subtle streaks of black, this glaze variation is also known as "Hares Foot". 

The lamp seated in a custom made, matte gold plated Chinese style base, producing a very stylish result.  The lamp shown with a gold, silk shade suggestion.  This is an elegant and impressive lamp of large size. 


Sang-de-Boeuf is a French term which translates liberally as “oxblood”.  A rich red glaze colour, the effect produced by a method of firing that incorporates copper oxide and fired in a reducing atmosphere. This glaze was developed in China during the Qing dynasty, although discovered much earlier probably during the reign of the Wanli Emperor (1573–1620)

The process was at first very difficult to control, with these early examples, today, being very rare.  It was not until the reign of the Kang Xi Emperor (1661–1722) that the Sang-de-Boeuf glaze was finally mastered.  Sang-de-Boeuf was widely imitated in Europe, especially at Sèvres which produced a substantial amount of Sang-de-Boeuf, particularly in the late 19th century.

Table lamp lighting offers a range of benefits.
A. Functional table lamp.
B. A work of art.
C. A constant visual pleasure.
D. Lamps can be selectively placed to provide a softer pool of lighting, accentuating and complimenting the décor and “feeling” of a room.  This is a heavy lamp with a weight of 6.0 kg / 13.2 lbs

As seen in World of Interiors.

Circa 1950's

Overall height (including shade) 30"/76 cm approx

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