A superbly decorative pair of Chinoiserie vase lamps in imitation blue lacquer of the 18th century style. Fitted with gold leaf water-gilt turned circular bases.
Why we like them
Blue lacquer had always been considered the rarest and most expensive variation, due to the high cost of the pigment, and hence associated with aristocracy and royalty. We love the superb decorative effect of the meticulous hand-painting of the whimsical oriental scenes, very much in the tradition of the 18th century fashion for Chinese objects, a craze that epitomised in such creations as the Kinaslott, a small pavillion built for the Queen of Sweden at Drottningholm.
Height to top of shade: 24 in / 61 cm
Height excluding shade: 18 in / 46 cm
Diameter: 7 in / 18 cm