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Chinese Porcelain Figurines/Lamps

by Tom Clark

Trying to find info on these figurines, they do come off the bases easily, hard to read the marks inside. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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Jul 06, 2013
Similar Lamp
by: CMT

From my parents, I inherited a Xian Gu figurine lamp, approximately 30" tall from base to finial with the figurine being about 19" high. I was a toddler and remember being with my mother when she bought the lamp in a second-hand New York furniture store, around 1950-51, for our first home.

After transport to Europe and back, the deer's ears are missing, there are a few minute, minor, edge chips in the porcelain paint and the etched brass bottom is a bit "crusty" in a rear area but, otherwise, it is in good condition.

Despite the fact that the lamp had been used in my parents home for 50 years, I have not had the nerve to plug it in to determine if it still works.

I'm not interested in selling but, for sentimental reasons, wonder if it is worth being professionally cleaned up and the electric mechanism reworked?

I do see a method on this page to attach photos...

Oct 22, 2012
Same pair of lamps
by: Jim B

I have a very similar pair of lamps. they were my mothers. Same figurines but perhaps a different manufacturer.

Oct 14, 2010
by: peter

These are recent or new Chinese figurines. The right one is called `shoulao` or `shoutaowen`, always with a peach in hand. He represents long life. The other could be He Xian Gu, one of the eight immortals.

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