Near pair of gilt-lattice mounted and Chinese Porcelain Dish Lights

Near pair of gilt-lattice mounted and Chinese Porcelain Dish Lights

Near pair of gilt-lattice mounted and Chinese Porcelain Dish Lights

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Near pair of gilt-lattice mounted and Chinese Porcelain Dish Lights:
the chinese lids from early 18th-century Chinese ginger jars; suspended by three chains to top leafy boss.
Circa 1920 and restored.
Provenance: London home of Lady Baillie of Leeds Castle decorated by Arman Albert Rateau and later by Stephanie Boudin or Maison Jansen.

Height:15"-34.0cm
Width:22"-56.0cm

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

lattice

An open structure like a diamond-formed trellis.

top boss, boss

A knob or stud or other round, protruding ornament; the architectural term meaning circular roundel on a the crossing of a ceiling vault. We use 'top boss' to describe the decorative metal knob where the chains or struts meet at the top of a chandelier.

Jansen, Maison

Paris-based interior design firm founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. Maison Jansen combined traditional furnishings with influences of new trends including Anglo-Japanese style, the Arts and Crafts movement, and Turkish style. In the early 1920s Stephane Boudin joined and was known for his attention to detail, concern for historical accuracy, and ability to create dramatic and memorable spaces.

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