F086 A Large Contemporary Chinese Mei Ping Shaped Lamp with a Moonlight Celadon Glaze

Piano Sonata Op 27  "The Moonlight"  Beethoven

A large contemporary custom made, Chinese Mei Ping shaped lamp.  The lamp with a monochrome “Moonlight” 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.  The other 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.

Meiping 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!

The lamp seated in an antique, 19th century, Chinese stand, the custom made drum shaped lamp cap, matte gold plated in ormolu style.  The lamp with a weight of 4.5kg/9.9 lbs.

This classic lamp can take its place with sophisticated ease in a traditional or modern interior.  The lamp shown with a pleated, ivory silk shade suggestion.

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

Circumference - 27”/69 cm

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

The lamp shade shown is for photography purposes only.  


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