A Chinese Export Green Painted and Gilt Tôle Tea Canister Lamp

19th Century

Of cylindrical form with incurved top; elaborately decorated with a central cartouche enclosing a Mandarin figure leaning against tea chests set above the number 11, flanked by pseudo-Chinese characters. Later mounted as a lamp with brass double ball sockets.

Height: 32 x Width: 10 x Depth: 10 inches Height to top of canister: 18.5 inches