Decorative small heavy Chinese bronze lamp base of archaic Shang Dynasty Fenglei design. Ancient bronze vessels were used for the purpose of ancestor veneration and worship in Chinese culture. Having the cast decoration of traditional Chinese archaic style with stylised eyes and mask imagery.
A feature that stands out is the design of this lamp base which imitates ancient Chinese ritual wine or food vessels, vases or "Fanglei", from the archaic Chinese bronze age 1650bc.
Circa 1920 early 20th century Republic of China Dynasty 1912-1949.
Hand made from cast bronze. It is hollow inside so you can get an electrician to fit a light and wiring and convert it into a functional lamp.
Highly sought after by collectors. Provenance bought from a private seller.
Fine display item for a TV film theatre studio props shop.
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Superb heavy quality weighing just over 6kg uwrapped
Cheshire Antiques Consultant has clarified that the Antique Chinese Bronze Lamp Base of Archaic Shang Dynasty Fenglei Design c.1920 (LA373629) is genuinely of
the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1920
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Offered in overall fine used old worn condition having beautiful wear verdigris patina. Having some noticeable scuffs, scratches, wear commensurate with usage & old age.
This Antique Chinese Bronze Lamp Base of Archaic Shang Dynasty Fenglei Design c.1920 is located in Chester, UK