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Papier Mache Lamp

Papier Mache Lamp

Rs. 1670960

Kashmir lacquered lamp, hand painted with a floral pattern in shades of turquoise blue, gold and blue, featuring an open barley twist column and dating to the early 20th century. These lamps often started life as candlesticks, later adapted to electricity. This example is in very good condition for its age with some lacquer loss to the base. The modern lampshade has been custom painted to compliment the period bas........

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Kashmir lacquered lamp, hand painted with a floral pattern in shades of turquoise blue, gold and blue, featuring an open barley twist column and dating to the early 20th century. These lamps often started life as candlesticks, later adapted to electricity. This example is in very good condition for its age with some lacquer loss to the base. The modern lampshade has been custom painted to compliment the period base, in a textured design exclusive to Lacoona, obtained with acrylics on cotton. The shade is opaque and can be used with bulbs up to 60WTS. The lamp is wired to modern UK standards with period style 3 core fabric covered cable in navy blue, earthed, 3 amp fused plug and bulb holder. All electrical components are brand new. There is an on line switch. Lamp measurements: 34cm height; 15cm base diameter. Shade measurements: 15cm height; 10cm top diameter; 30cm base diameter (width). I do ship abroad, please enquire about international shipping rates. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have before purchase, I am happy to answer your queries to the best of my abilities, I am a friendly antique, vintage and craft enthusiast, but do bear in mind that I cannot offer refunds, everything I sell is on an "as seen" basis, all sales are final.

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The papier-m?ch? technique of using paper pulp for making decorative objects was first adopted in Kashmir in the 15th century by King Zain-ul-Abidin who brought with him skilled craftsman in the art. It is based primarily on paper pulp, and is a richly decorated, colorful artifact; generally in the form of vases, bowls, or cups (with and without metal rims), boxes, trays, bases of lamps, and many other small objects. These craftsmen used hand-made paper pulp from Iran, Central Asia. It is also said that the prince had been imprisoned in Samarkand in Central-Asia for many years. Earlier practice was to draw colorful paintings on wood on household furniture such as ceilings, bedsteads, doors and windows, palanquins and so forth. Internally this art form was called, kar-i-qulamdan as it was made as pen holders and a few other personal trinkets. To encourage this art form to proliferate, the Government of Kashmir has included papier-m?ch? as a curriculum subject in schools

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