Vintage Chinese Export Square-Form Vase/Lamp Base -- Nyonya Straits, Mid-20th Century
Vintage Mid-Century Chinese square-form vase or lamp base. Painted in rich, colorful enamels depicting scenes on each of the 4 flat sides. The scenes alternate between a bird perched amongst flowering branches and a grouping of precious objects. The piece is finished off with lovely geometric and floral border designs trypical of the Nyonya style.
Would look very nice with a silk flower arrangement or can be used as a lamp base.
Marked on the underside with a partial Tongzhi dynasty mark stamped in red.
Condition is excellent. Drilled for lamp.
14" tall. x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".