G004 A Pair of Classic Contemporary Chinese "Moonlight" Lamps

"The moon has raised her lamp above".      

Popular song from the first world war.      

A large pair of large contemporary, Chinese, bottle shaped celadon lamps, the lamps with a monochrome "Moonlight " glaze.  Chinese decorative art is highly symbolic and these bottle shapes are understood through the Chinese philosophic concept of Yin and Yang which seeks for harmony and balance.

The bottle shape with its bulbous belly and long neck, combine both slender and round, so producing the harmony and balance found in the combination of these matching opposites.  In addition, this shape in Chinese, is known as Tian Qiu Ping, or heaven and earth shape.  The shape symbolising the ancient belief the the heaven was round and the earth was square.

The lamps seated on custom made, bronze, ball foot bases, the bases matte gold plated in ormolu style.  The lamp caps matte gold plated.  The lamps shown with pleated, periwinkle, silk shade suggestions.  The lamps with a weight of 4 kg/8.8 lbs each.

Overall height (including shades) 26"/66 cm

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

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