This lovely lamp is a superb example of gracious lighting and suitable in any formal or even a country setting. The base is Chinese porcelain circa 1820-50 and decorated with a Rose Mandarin motif; it may have been a vase at one time but was cut down and fitted with a kerosene reservoir and mounted on a brass base (probably around 1880). Sometime later, it was electrified. There are four hand painted panels on the vase. Two feature figurals and two panels were painted with butterflies, birds and flowers. Panels are separated with a dense painted scroll work pattern mainly green and accented with gold. The font lifts out and inside is an old shop label next to a partially printed one. The lamp measures approximately 11 inches from base to top of reservoir, it's around 12 inches from reservoir to tip of finial. As you can see, it works (although rewiring is always recommended). Brass has toned, finial not original, bit of paint wear on floral-bird-butterfly panels. Lamp shade NOT included.
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