Antiques & Oriental Art (original Museum item from 1800 CE, not a modern-day reproduction as from other sellers). PAIR OF ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE BUTTER LAMPS IN GILDED BRONZE AND CLOISONNE.
26,6 (inches: 10.47 in). An outstanding pair of chinese cloisonnè lamp made of gilded bronze covered with cloisonné enamels on an imperial yellow enamel background. The floral motifs are the classic Chinese well-wishing motifs: there are peonies - a symbol of wealth -, interspersed on the upper edge by bats - a symbol of happiness - there are banana leaves on the stem and lotus petals at the base of the cups - symbol of inner purity.
All the bronze surfaces not covered with enamels, such as the edges and the bottom, are gilded with traditional mercury amalgam ancient tecnique. They are very large and in perfect condition in all their parts: the enamels and gilding are intact, bright and brilliant. Made in China, they come from a Buddhist shrine in Lhasa, the old capital of Tibet.
ORIGINAL & ANTIQUES : NOT REPRODUCTIONS! We do this to have a friendly and honest relationship with our contacts.Net and we could also able to apply some discount. Here some information about us & the objects in our private Oriental Art collection. We run our activity as antiques traders since the 1980s and we are well known on the oriental antiques market. All the objects in the collection come only from very well known galleries in Europe and Asia.
We have lived and studied in Himalaya and gained a good knowledge of Asian Arts at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan University of Nepalese History, Culture & Archaeology. We believe in a friendly and'Ethical way' of doing business and we had always tried to run our small business in the most honest and ethical manner without having any problem with our costumers and friends. Thank You for your interest, M&G www artibet net. Antique Chinese Lamps, Lamp, Butter lamp, Temple, Altar, Light offering, cloisonnè, antique, antiques, cloisonnè enamel, enamel, China - Ref.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "www-artibet-net" and is located in this country: IT. This item can be shipped worldwide.