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19423

Lamp Made from an Antique Ceramic Balustrade
Item No. 19423

19th Century, N/A, China
Stoneware
33.75" x 16" x 16"
( 85.725 x 40.64 x 40.64 cm)
(H x W x D)

This lamp was made from a ceramic blue glazed balustrade piece from a 19th Century affluent Chinese residence. The kilns that produced such pieces also produced rectanglar and square floral apple green glazed pieces that had open spaces between the lines of the flowers and borders. Such pieces were made and installed in walls to facilitate an afternoon and/or evening breeze in Chinese homes in the summertime. If these pieces were in the kiln and the temperature and glaze were not well controlled, the color would often come out more blue than green.

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