string(24) "edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.3783" Lamp with balustrade base - National Museum of Asian Art

Lamp with balustrade base

Detail of a pattern
Image 1 of 1
IIIF

Terms of Use

Usage Conditions Apply

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)
  • Accession Number

    S2012.9.3783
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.3783

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
  • Restrictions and Rights

    Usage Conditions Apply

    There are restrictions for re-using this media. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

    The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The National Museum of Asian Art welcomes information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Keep Exploring