“Farewelling the Visitor”
An especially fine, mid 19th century, Chinese export, Famille Rose, Rouleau shaped antique lamp. The lamp with a Famille Verte tendril ground interspersed with Famille Rose flower heads. The colourful decorative genre subject of Chinese figures known as “Farewelling the Visitor”, the subject in a C scroll frame. The sides of the lamp painted with birds and butterflies in flowering branches. The lamp seated in a water gilded, maple wood stand. The lamp shown with an avocado, pleated silk shade suggestion. A beautiful example of mid 19th century Cantonese export.
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.
As such, it was one of the major forms of export ware 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 Emperor - Circa 1850
Overall height (including shade) 21"/53cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
The lamp shade shown is for photography purposes only.