Chinese lamp made in the 20th century from a Qing Dynasty (ca 1810) famille rose porcelain pillow. In the early 20th century many Chinese porcelains were drilled and adapted like this one. The bottom of the pillow has a natural opening that accommodates the conversion. But at the top of the pillow a hole was drilled to allow the copper shaft with the electric wire to pass between the two coin designs. The design of pheasants in the garden among peonies was painted using enamels. There is a jadeite finial at the top of the lamp shade.
Size: 24" x 10" x 10"
Media: Enamel over porcelain / Wood / Jadeite