29" Famille Rose Peacock & Peony Tea Caddy Lamp
Customize this tea caddy table lamp with the shade and finial of your choice and enjoy free shipping on all East Enterprises lamps and porcelain products! This lamp comes with the shade pictured, or you may select from a variety of other shade shapes, styles, and colors. Additional charges may apply depending on the options you choose. Lamps also come with the finial pictured. You may also add finials of varying shapes and styles for an additional charge. For help placing an order, please call us at (781) 631-5555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What is a tea caddy?
The term tea caddy is derived from the word 'catty' which is the Chinese word for the unit of measure that was used to buy tea in China in the 17th century. This unit of measure has been used widely in China and Southeast Asia to weigh food and groceries at wet markets and shops. A catty is equivilent to 1 1/3 pounds of mass based on the British Imperial system of measurement. In the metric system, it is equivilant to just under 605 grams. Tea caddies were used to protect tea during transport from China as well as to store tea at home. Tea was an expensive luxury that only the wealthy could afford during the 18th and 19th centuries. Because of the popularity and high cost of tea, the tea caddy, which is still the best vessel to store tea even today, became an important symbol of status during the 18th and 19th centuries. They were often crafted from wood, tortoise shell, and semi-precious metals. Many were box shaped and ornately decorated.
The body of this lamp is a Famille Rose polychrome porcelain tea caddy of scalloped form with a lappet border at the foot base and a peacock perched among peony flowers of blue, pink, and orange and scrolling tendrils with a ruyi-head band encircling the body just below the shoulder and short neck. The cover is also decorated with peony flowers and scrolling tendrils.
Why should you buy this table lamp?
For those designers and home owners who appreciate bespoke works of art and beauty, these table lamps bring the utility of ambient light into your home on the body of a hand-made and hand-decorated porcelain vessel that was created with the unique artistry of long-honored Chinese motifs and imperial patterns along with the same potting and firing methods used in the ancient kilns of Jingdezhen, China.
What else should you know before you buy this table lamp?
Shade measurements and related details below are specific to the lamp, shade, base, and finial shown.
Since these works of art are hand-made, measurements are approximate and can vary depending on the potter who is making the piece. Slight differences in size do not constitute defect. Because these porcelain vessels are hand-decorated, color and design can also vary depending on the artist applying the decoration, as well as the temperature of the kilns used to fire these pieces. Differences in color or decoration do not constitute defect. Handmade and hand decorated, all lamps are made to order. If purchasing a pair, please order them at the same time so we can ensure a close match.
Please review the product details and our shipping and returns policies. Make To Order (MTO) items are not returnable. Again, differences in color, size, and decoration, do not constitute defect. While we warranty that they will arrive free of damage or defects, there are rules to follow when making a warranty claim. We encourage our customers to read our Warranty Policy before making their purchase.
Since these lamps are made to order, please allow 1 to 2 weeks for your item to arrive.
Weights and Measurements
29"H x 18"W x 15"D
Shade Top Measurements
8" x 10.5"
Shade Bottom Measurements
15" x 18"
Features and Specifications
Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911)
Imperial Reign Period
Famille Rose Peacock & Peony
Table Lamp Shape
Table Lamp Material
Table Lamp Color(s)
Pink, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple, White
Table Lamp Color Pattern
Lamp Base Material
Lamp Base Finish/Color
Number of Lights
Recommended Bulb Shape
Recommended Bulb Type
3-Way Bulb is optional, but not required.
Required Bulb Base
Maximum Wattage per Bulb
3-Way Socket Switch
Shade Fitter Type
Shade Fitter Style
Shade Fitter Finish
WARNING: Never use ammonia-based cleaning agents to clean any part of this lamp. These agents will cause an acrylic or Lucite base to become cloudy which is irreversible once damaged. They will also remove the finish from a rosewood stand or wooden lamp base.
When cleaning an acrylic base and porcelain lamp body, use only a non-abrasive damp cloth, preferably a microfiber towel or lint-free cloth. Dampen the cloth with warm water and wipe down the lamp and base.
When cleaning a wooden or rosewood base, never use water or liquid cleaning agents. Use only a dry non-abrasive lint-free cloth. Do not dampen the cloth as this will remove the rosewood or gold leaf finish.
Hardback shades are not washable. To clean a hardback shade, only use a dry, soft microfiber towel or lint-free cloth and wipe down gently until all noticeable dust and dirt is removed.
Softback shades made of silk, rayon, or satin must be dry-cleaned only. Do not hand-wash with soap and water. Despite mixed opinions about hand-washing these fabrics, to do so, will often leave stains and color runs, because these fabrics tend to bleed.
Supplier Approved Use
Country of Origin
Made in China. Assembled in USA.
Minor assembly of spider harp and shade. Some lamps ship with connected sockets that need to be screwed in and tightened.
PROP 65 WARNING for California Residents
This product might expose you to chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/
Shipping and Returns
Free Shipping! Room Tonic offers free shipping on delivery of all East Enterprises table lamps in the contiguous United States. All lamps are made to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Make to Order (MTO) items may not be returned. For more information, please see our Returns Policy.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON SHIPPING DAMAGE OR DEFECTS
Room Tonic warranties that all items will be delivered free of damage or defects.
Should any damage occur during shipping, customer must inform Room Tonic's Customer Service within 3 business days of delivery and customer must take photographs or video to illustrate the damages with the product in place and unremoved from the original packaging. Images and/or video must be sent to Room Tonic Customer Service upon request.
If any defects are discovered or observed, customer must inform Room Tonic's Customer Service within 3 business days of delivery and customer must take photographs or video of such defects and send them to Room Tonic Customer Service upon request.
Room Tonic will inform you if return shipping is required, in which case the product must be re-packed in the original packaging and a prepaid shipping label will be provided to you. Upon receipt of the returned item, a replacement will be shipped to you. In the event that such item is out of stock, Room Tonic will issue a full refund.
Please inspect your delivery at the time of unpackaging and be camera-ready to capture any damage, cracks, or breakage at the time of unpackaging. Also be camera ready to capture pictures or video to illustrate immediate defects with the lamp itself or its mechanics.
About the Brand
East Enterprises, Inc. is a major international manufacturer and wholesaler of porcelain, jade, and bronze table lamps, as well as a wide variety of lampshades, and accessories.
Founded in 1989, East Enterprises, Inc. has become a major provider of home furnishings in the United States. With showrooms in New York, Atlanta, Dallas, and High Point Market, the company offers one of the largest selections of high quality oriental lamps, shades, porcelain wares, and many other Asian-inspired home decor items and decorative objects.