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Hi Steven, I wonder what you think about this Chinese jar lamp.

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Hi Steven, I wonder what you think about this Chinese jar lamp. It originally had cloth cord, and double sockets with pull chains. It says "CHINA" in red paint under the wooden base. It is 28" tall to the top of the harp. Thanks so much, Sue
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Josie-Mod replied 12 months ago.
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Expert:  Angela--Mod replied 12 months ago.
Hello. Thank you for your continued patience. I sent a second message to Steven to request he follow up with you here once he is back online.

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Expert:  Steven-R replied 12 months ago.

Good day! My apology for the delay--for some reason I am not seeing questions directed to me for the past few days--a moderator advise me you had posted this!

 

You clearly have a Chinese ginger urn styled cobalt on base styled piece from around 1910-1930s era which may have received some "love" in the past--the cord wrapping was likely silk, which is highly resistant to heat, and the use of that was stopped around 1930 when rubberized cords became more common.

 

At present, the typical retail would be $125 to $175 in most markets--the same basic companies who manufactured porcelains also created the bodies for the export lighting trade, but in most cases the pieces are not maker marked, as the standard forms would be. I don't think the shade is original, however--I don't think that will affect the overall value and it is a pleasant match!

 

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With kind regards,

 

Steve

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Expert:  Steven-R replied 12 months ago.

Good morning! I forgot to add the piece was porcelain, by the way. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

With kind regards,

Steve

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