G002 A Large Classic Contemporary Chinese Mei Ping "Moonlight" Lamp

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight".   Oscar Wilde.

A large contemporary custom made, Chinese lamp of classic Mei Ping shape.  The lamp with a celadon “Moonlight” glaze.   Meiping translates as “plum vase” and was traditionally designed to hold a single branch of spring time plum blossom.  Celadon glazes can be produced in a variety of colours including white, green, blue and yellow.

The lamp seated in a polished Chinese stand, the custom made lamp cap, matte gold plated.  A very elegant lamp of understated style.  There are two theories for the derivation of the name celadon.  Firstly, it 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.

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!

This classic lamp can take its place with sophisticated ease in a traditional or modern interior.  The lamp with a weight of 4.8 kg/10.5 lbs.  The lamp shown with a pleated, ivory silk shade suggestion.

Overall height (including shade)   28"/71 cm approx    

Circumference  28"/71 cm

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

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