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"Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight." ~John Ruskin

Buttery lights spills from an ivory shantung silk shade, illuminating a cobalt hand painted porcelain pitcher shaped lamp revived from antique chinoiserie. This art lamp offers exquisite detail and is derived from the enchanting style of the blue willow, the legend being a conversation piece in itself.  Limited quantities available. 10 x 8 x 22". Porcelain.

The Legend of Blue Willow~

The legend behind the Blue Willow pattern is one of forbidden, star-crossed love! According to collectors, the pattern tells the story of a wealthy merchant named Tso Ling who had a beautiful daughter named Kwang-se.

The father and daughter resided in a beautiful pagoda, situated under a pine tree next to a bridge. Tso Ling promised his daughter's hand in marriage to a wealthy businessman associate of his. Unbeknownst to Tso Ling,  Kwang-se fell in love with Chang, her father's kind and handsome but poor clerk.

When Tso Ling found out about the secret relationship, he was furious. To prevent the affair from interfering with the plans he made for his Kwang-se, he kept Kwang-se locked up.  The two managed to elope across the sea to a cottage.

As legend has it, Tso Ling would not stand for this and went after them by boat. He was about to have them killed when the gods intervened and transformed the lovers into turtle doves.

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"Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight." ~John Ruskin

Buttery lights spills from an ivory shantung silk shade, illuminating a cobalt hand painted porcelain pitcher shaped lamp revived from antique chinoiserie. This art lamp offers exquisite detail and is derived from the enchanting style of the blue willow, the legend being a conversation piece in itself.  Limited quantities available. 10 x 8 x 22". Porcelain.

The Legend of Blue Willow~

The legend behind the Blue Willow pattern is one of forbidden, star-crossed love! According to collectors, the pattern tells the story of a wealthy merchant named Tso Ling who had a beautiful daughter named Kwang-se.

The father and daughter resided in a beautiful pagoda, situated under a pine tree next to a bridge. Tso Ling promised his daughter's hand in marriage to a wealthy businessman associate of his. Unbeknownst to Tso Ling,  Kwang-se fell in love with Chang, her father's kind and handsome but poor clerk.

When Tso Ling found out about the secret relationship, he was furious. To prevent the affair from interfering with the plans he made for his Kwang-se, he kept Kwang-se locked up.  The two managed to elope across the sea to a cottage.

As legend has it, Tso Ling would not stand for this and went after them by boat. He was about to have them killed when the gods intervened and transformed the lovers into turtle doves.