Antique Chinese Lamps

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Antique Chinese lamps can give any space a vintage luxury vibe. You can choose a lamp with a bold, colorful palette, a white and blue color scheme, or a plain lamp base with an elegant floral motif, among other signature looks. Vintage Chinese lamps can also incorporate certain colors - red, green, blue, yellow, or orange. And it can have scrolls, specific cultural imagery, and varying lamp base and shade shapes. Many authentic Chinese lamps are crafted and handmade by artisans.

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Discreet Neutral Antique Chinese Lamp

Discreet Neutral Antique Chinese Lamp

This 20” H by 12” D and W antique Chinese lamp has a white textured, glazed porcelain base with an elegant yet neutral cherry blossom motif. The 12” W by 12” D lampshade has a round metal base in cream fabric. 

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There are several signature traits of antique Chinese lamps. One way to tell if your lamp is inspired by ancient China is the base. It’s usually porcelain with a glazed textured surface. But the color, the shape of the bottom, and the imagery accents can vary greatly. Another common feature of vintage oriental lamps is floral elements. 

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Vintage Asian Oriental Motif Porcelain Lamp

Vintage Asian Oriental Motif Porcelain Lamp

This compact 15” H x D by 8” W porcelain lamp has a hand-painted Oriental motif in a rich multi-color palette. An 11” D and W flared lamp shade in a neutral off-white and round floral cap finishes the look.

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Many Chinese lamps also have a motif in multiple colors, many of that are bold and bright. Popular colors for floral motif paint accents are red, jade green, blue, orange, and yellow. It’s also typical to see most antique Chinese table lamps rather than tall stand-alone lights. These table lamps are usually compact and elevated on a lifted base.

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Blue Toned Tea Candy Box Chinese Lamp

Blue Toned Tea Candy Box Chinese Lamp

This 15” H by 11” deep and wide porcelain tea candy box lamp has a traditional Oriental hand-painted motif in blue over a white base. The neutral 11” W and D lampshade has a flared bottom and a painted glass cap. 

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A tea candy box lamp base offers a unique look over the traditional round or vase shape. To qualify as a tea candy box, it has an elevated base with rectangular to oval sides with a prominent enlarged top rim. It can also have a sculpted lamp neck, like this bulbous design. And many Chinese lamps also have a decorative shade cap.

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Vase Shaped Antique Chinese Lamp

Vase Shaped Antique Chinese Lamp

This 29” H by 18” W and D Asian vase-shaped porcelain lamp has a Ming landscape design in blue and white. It rests on a dark rosewood base and has a matching cap that secures the pleated 18” W by D white shade. 

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Another signature point of antique Chinese vase lamp designs is a subtle yet classic blue-on-white palette. You often see hazy aged blue ink used for patterns printed on a glossy or flat matte base. This color palette often accompanies a rich wood lamp base in a neutral natural stain that complements a landscape scene.

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Antique Diamond Base Bold Chinese Lamp 

Antique Diamond Base Bold Chinese Lamp 

This unique diamond shaped 24” H by 13” D by 6” W porcelain lamp has a bold red base with a bright, colorful floral motif. A 13” W by 9” D off-white square fabric shade is kept on with a matching red knob.

Designer Advice:

Antique Chinese porcelain table lamps with a charming diamond base can create a one-of-a-kind aesthetic. A rich saturated color palette - like this bold red - would accent the base’s unique shape. While a wood platform with slightly curved feet adds an extra bit of natural aesthetical nuance. And the elevated height makes the square shade feel modern and minimalistic.

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Antique chinese porcelain lamp enameled

Antique chinese porcelain lamp enameled

This Chinese porcelain lamp delights with its enamelled finish and antique brass base. It will bring in some classic oriental spirit to the space, providing the room a distinguishable character.

Exquisite Antique Chinese Porcelain Lamp W Man Playing Sanhu Beautiful Shade

Exquisite Antique Chinese Porcelain Lamp W Man Playing Sanhu Beautiful Shade

Representing the exquisite Chinese style and glamour, this beautiful porcelain lamp delights with its intricately designed base, depicting a man playing Sanhu. Comes with a corresponding snowy white shade.

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High-end Chinese lampshade base constructed from porcelain. The stand features a neatly glossed finish and superb bird motifs imprinted along the sides. It also sits on a rounded wooden base, finished in nice walnut to match up to the bold colors on top.

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Chinese porcelain lamps aqua glazed

Chinese porcelain lamps aqua glazed

Inseparable like twins chinese porcelain lamps - they look good together. White shades referring to tradition and simplicity, get a bit of madness with a hand-painted lamp base, made of ceramics. Full of bright blue and colorful traditional paintings.

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The most popular and stylish chinese porcelain lamps come from China's Guangdong province. Also this one, made of distinguish porcelain, which combines a Song dynasty style porcelain vase, with golden base and delicate beige lampshade.

Fruitful Harvest 27" H Table Lamp with Bell Shade

Fruitful Harvest 27" H Table Lamp with Bell Shade

With such a captivating, lustrous red design, this 27-Inch Height Table Lamp blends perfectly with contemporary décor. The lamp features Chinese porcelain ceramic construction, a bell shade, square base, rotary socket, and floral art design.

Pair Of Fine 19th Century Hand Painted Green Chinese Export Vase Lamps

Pair Of Fine 19th Century Hand Painted Green Chinese Export Vase Lamps

A finding for antique collectors: two handpainted vase lamps with intricate, detailed oriental pattern in malachite green. Floral and foliate decoration is put overall the porcelain bases and finished off with three-dimensional modeled plums.

Oriental Furniture Classic Chinese Design, 28-Inch Black and Tan Floral Bouquet Oriental Lamp

Beautiful pair of 1780 rose palette chinese porcelain lamps

Beautiful pair of 1780 rose palette chinese porcelain lamps

Oriental accent to your interior, can be your bull's eye. A beautiful pair of Chinese porcelain mandarin lamps with applied flowers and leaves which add wonderful detail to the lamps. White lampshades has a gold finish, as well as a golden bases.

99 chinese porcelain republic old man lamp

99: Chinese Porcelain Republic Old Man Lamp

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Chinese porcelain lamps designed to deliver impeccable color balance and superb visual appeal. Standing on a glossed black rounded base, these shades are constructed from porcelain and feature intricate and colorful flower motifs for the best style.

Pair Of Chinese Porcelain Lamps

Pair Of Chinese Porcelain Lamps

A set of two decorative table lamps with frames made out of white ceramic with blue stained decals in Asian style. The tops of the lamps are made out of white cotton fabric and fit in nicely with the dark wooden stands.

Vintage chinese porcelain lamp hand

Vintage chinese porcelain lamp hand

Chinese porcelain lamp, with intresting vintage trim is 19th century porcelain vase with cover painted with overglaze enamels from chinese province. It is known for its colourful decoration that covers most of the surface of the piece and bronze base.

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1stdibs | A 19th Century Large Pair Of Double Gourd Chinese Porcelain Lamps

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Pair of Unusual Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Lamps

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Classic 20" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade

Classic 20" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade

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Red and Blue Chinese Porcelain Lamp

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Pair of Iron Red & White Chinese Porcelain Lamps

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Deriving from the 1730s, these beautiful Chinese porcelain lamps delight with their intricate details. Reflecting unique Asia themed details, it delights with its beautifully designed ceramics.

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