F042 An Elegant Contemporary Chinese Mei Ping Shaped Powder Blue Lamp

An elegant contemporary Chinese Mei Ping shaped monochrome powder blue table lamp.  Of interest, blue is the most popular colour in the world and it’s also the most popular colour for men.  Mei Ping translates as plum vase and was traditionally designed to hold a single branch of spring time plum blossom. 

It is one of the earliest of the Chinese vase shapes and was especially popular during the Song (960–1279) and Ming (1368–1644) periods.  The Meiping 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 elegant lamp standing in a gold plated band and seated in an antique Chinese openwork stand, the lamp with a custom made, gold plated cap.  The lamp shown with an ivory, pleated silk shade suggestion. 

Overall height (including shade) 26"/66 cm approx

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Category: antique Chinese Chinese lamp Chinese table lamp classic style lamp Contemporary lamps Mei Ping shape powder blue table lamps

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