Lampstand
Product Id
FOA-7846
Description
Lampstand with smooth oil painting on black lacquer. During China's long history and still today people use paintings or carvings of fruit to celebrate the harvest.
Dimensions
H39 x diam 19 cm
Material
porcelain
Origin
China
Price
295.00 €70.00 €
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Traditional Arts & Crafts

Chinese Porcelain

Definition
In the West, whiteware ceramics include earthernware, stoneware and porcelain, depending on the composition of the body and the temperature at which it is fired in the kiln.  But in China, only two categories are traditionally recognised, high fired and low fired ceramics.  In the oldest Chinese dictionaries, porcelain is defined as ‘fine, compact pottery’.  In the West, the defining feature of porcelain is usually its translucence, but this is not the case in China. In China, any piece, regardless if it is thick or opaque, would be regarded as Read more
Culture

Symbolism in Chinese furniture

Engravings of animals, flowers and other things are not only used to add beauty to Chinese furniture; they are symbols believed to have the power to bestow blessings like bringing financial success, marital happiness and good health, as well as to ward off evil influences such as demons and disease.  If you believe in the ancient Chinese ways, purchasing a beautiful piece of antique Chinese furniture does much more than bring a stunning and useful addition into your home; it enhances your life!
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