"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun". Picasso
A very decorative pair of contemporary Chinese yellow ground lamps. The lamps of Chinese compressed bottle shape and seated in black lacquered Chinese folded foot stands. The custom made American maple lamp caps, black lacquered.
In Chinese traditional culture, this bottle shape is known as Tian Qiu Ping, or heaven and earth shape. The shape symbolising the ancient belief that the heaven was round and the earth square.
The combination of yellow and black is a particularly striking combination of colours and represent the famous unity of Yin and Yang, a concept describing how opposite forces are actually complimentary. In the symbolic language of Chinese traditional culture, yellow corresponds with earth and is considered the most beautiful and prestigious of colours.
The Chinese saying, "yellow generates Yin and Yang", implies that yellow is found at the centre of everything. Yellow also signifies neutrality and good luck, in traditional China, yellow signified the Emperor.
These classic lamps can take their place with sophisticated ease in a traditional or modern interior. The lamps shown with a black, pleated silk shade suggestion.
Overall height (including shade) 26"/66cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
The lamp shades shown are for photography purposes only.