All our vintage table lamp bases are authentic Chinese ginger jars - a vessel once used to export exotic spices from The Orient - they would later become much sought-after decorative items across Europe.
These beautiful creations are all individually hand-made and hand-painted by skilled artisans using centuries-old methods. They feature traditional designs, patterns and motifs, each with their own auspicious meaning.
The ginger jars start life in the town of Jingdezhen, China's homeland of blue & white ceramics. It is known as the 'Porcelain Capital' and has been producing pottery for 1700 years.
It is with great pleasure that we source these unique, vintage pieces from across China. We revel in each newly-discovered design or beautiful patina, hand-selecting them to form our carefully-curated collection.
Our ginger jar lamps are available to buy together with our artisan lamp shades, or separately.