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Lamp with balustrade base

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 12th century
  • Geography

    Jiangxi Province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with transparent pale-blue (qingbai) glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 9.7 x 8 cm (3 13/16 x 3 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    The small oil lamp is assembled of several separately molded pieces. At the top is a molded dish with lotus petals in relief on the exterior and a small cylindrical post in the center. With a rectangular opening cut in one side, the post probably served as a wick holder. The dish is supported by a high, conical foot, the lower half of which is lobed. The foot is divided at the halfway point by a dish resembling a small balcony with a vertical railing around the outer edge. Between the upright posts of the railing are leaf-shaped cutouts. A pale blue, transparent glaze covers the buff-colored porcelaneous stoneware down to the base.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

    Jiangxi Province, China
  • Credit Line

    The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Furniture and Furnishing
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