G001 A Large Contemporary Chinese Celadon Lamp of Mei Ping Shape

If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule."    Bunny Williams, Interior Designer

A large contemporary custom made, Chinese lamp of classic Mei Ping shape. The lamp with a delicate green celadon glaze.  Celadon glazes can be produced in a variety of colours, including white, green, blue and yellow.

There are two theories for the derivation of the name celadon.  It first appeared in France in the 17th century and is possibly derived from the shepherd, Celadon, in Honoré D’Urfes’s French pastoral romance, L’Astrée (1627), who wore a pale green cape.  Another theory is that the term is a corruption of the name of Saladin (Salah ad-Din), the Ayyubid Sultan, who in 1171 sent forty pieces of Chinese celadon as a gift to the Sultan of Syria.

Mei Ping translates as “plum vase” and was traditionally designed to hold a single branch of spring time plum blossom.  The Mei Ping is said to be inspired by human physical characteristics, especially a small mouth, a short, narrow neck, a plump bosom and a concave belly!

The lamps seated in an antique Chinese base, the custom made lamp cap, matte gold plated.  A very elegant lamp of understated style.  The lamp with a weight of 4.5 kg/9 lbs.  The lamp shown with a pleated, celadon silk shade suggestion.

This classic lamp can take it's place with sophisticated ease in a traditional or modern interior.

Overall height (including shade)  27"/68.5 cm approx

Circumference  26”/66 cm

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

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Category: antique celadon celadon lamp Chinese Chinese lamp Chinese table lamp Contemporary lamps Mei Ping shape table lamps

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