Long, antique architectural element table lamp
L: c45-48 W: 7 H: 16 excl shade
Shanxi province, China
Antique decorative, rectangular bricks from old Chinese house, made into a lamp.
The brick comes from the roof of an old Chinese house in Shanxi province. Every brick is slightly different, but most have a depiction of a flower on the front and back.
The brick itself is hollow, but sturdy. Shanxi has a centuries old tradition in brick sculpture with which houses in that province were adorned. These bricks were probably part of the central roof ridge adornments of a family compound.
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