Baluster ribbed Cantonese porcelain lamp with polychrome and gilt enameled decoration of reserves enlivened with courtesans in palace, birds and butterflies in flowered branches against a ground with foliaged scrollwork and flowers. Mid-section with two dragons pursuing sacred pearl of gilt-enameled relief. Pierced gilt bronze mount for small pedestal and festooned for rim.
Late 19th Century
Height of lamp base: 41 cm (16 in.)