Lot 36
A Chinese Mirror Black Temple Jar with Gilt Dragon Set as Lamp
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing dynasty (1644-1912), porcelain with "mirror black" glaze ground with gilt decoration of a large five clawed dragon above waves, domed cover with key motif around edges and flaming pearl and clouds over top, decorative removable silk tasseled tie around the neck, set into a bronze base with floral decoration, fitted with two lightbulb fittings, comes together with lampshade.

HOA 26 3/4 in.

From the collection of Michael and Nancy Norton, New London, North Carolina

Jar and cover drilled and fitted as lamp; some rubbing and loss to gilt; pin missing from lampshade finial.