Three (3) Celadon Vessels Mounted as Lamps. 1st item: Chinese Sung period celadon wine jar, now mounted as an electric lamp, with figural foo dog decoration around the neck and ribbed decoration to the lower body. Fitted with double light sockets and mounted onto a carved hardwood stand. Original vase lid retained. Jar – 7" H. 17" overall Ht. 2nd & 3rd items: Two (2) Chinese celadon porcelain vases, now mounted as electric lamps, including a Moon Flask form vase with Chih-lung style dragon handles and molded ribbed and medallion decoration to body, vase – 10 1/2" H; and an ovoid crackle glaze vase with molded, foo lion mask and ring handles, joined by a band of incised repeating calligraphy symbols. Vase – 13 1/4" H. Both lamps have detailed carved hardwood bases and lids. Both also have bronze color metal tubes for holding sockets and shades. Moon flask lamp tube is broken at halfway point but retained. Both lack shades and finials. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: 1st item: Base drilled. Some scattered firing flaws to body. Lid to jar retained, old break to finial. Functionality not checked or guaranteed. 2nd & 3rd items: Both bases drilled. Moon flask vase: Large repaired break at foot. Ovoid vase: Glaze pops and imperfections; repaired chips to neck, repaired break to stand. Functionality not checked or guaranteed.
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