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31" Blue & White Eight Treasures Baluster Vase Lamp



Product Overview

  • Description

    • Customize your table lamp with the lamp base, shade, and finial of your choice and enjoy free shipping on all Avala lamps and porcelain products!  This lamp comes on your choice of acrylic, rosewood, or beveled wood bases.  The rosewood and wooden bases also may be gilded with a gold leaf finish for an additional charge.  Lamps with gilded finish will come with a gold leaf finial.  Lamps with acrylic bases will typically come with an acrylic finial unless you see a different finial pictured with the lamp body, base, and shade of your choice.  The lamp bodies can also be antiqued for an older look as depicted in the second image.  Please  note, that pleated shades may be selected for an additional charge.  For assistance with placing orders, please call us at (781) 631-5555 or email us at 

      What is an Eight Treasures baluster vase lamp?

      This hand painted Chinese blue and white porcelain table lamp of baluster shape and ovoid form is decorated with the Eight Treasures, also known as the Eight Precious Things, or babao in Chinese.  The Eight Treasures are a small, but popular subset of a much larger list and decorative pattern of the Hundred Treasures, also known as the Hundred Antiques which became popular in the 17th century and is commonly found in Chinese art during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). 

      The Eight Treasures on this beaker vase are each supported on a cloud, above a lappet border and beneath a ruyi decorated mouth rim.

      1) The wish-granting pearl.  Also known as the flaming pearl which symbolizes the granting of wishes.

      2) The double lozenges.  These symbolize happiness in marriage and they counteract maleficent influences.

      3) The stone chime.  This symbolizes a just and upright life.

      4) The pair of rhinoceros horns.  These symbolize happiness.

      5) The double coins.  These symbolize wealth.

      6) The gold or silver ingot.  Known as yuanbao in Chinese, these are small good luck coins that symbolize prosperity and good fortune.

      7) The  "iron tree" coral.  This treasure from the sea symbolizes longevity and official promotion among the nine grades of government ranks.

      8) The wish-granting scepter.  Known as ruyi in Chinese, this word literally means "as one wishes", but it has a cultural meaning dating back thousands of years to the Yellow Emperor and the Han dynasty.  It has become a rich symbol of power, peace, and happiness for the Chinese people.    

      Why should you buy this table lamp?

      For those designers and home owners who appreciate bespoke works of art and beauty, these one of a kind 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, painting, and firing methods used in the ancient kilns of Jingdezhen, China.

      What else should you know before you buy this lamp?

      Shade measurements and related details below are specific to the lamp, shade, base, and finial shown in the first image of the picture gallery.  While some images may depict wider shade trims, please be aware that all shades come with a 1/2" trim only.  

      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 cobalt decoration or polychrome enamels, 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 2 to 3 weeks for your item to arrive.

  • Weights and Measurements

    • Dimensions

      31"H x 16"W x 16"D

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      20 lbs.

  • Features and Specifications



      Product Type

      Table Lamp

      Decorative Style

      Chinese Dynastic

      Dynastic Period

      Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911)

      Imperial Reign Period


      Decoration Theme

      Eight Treasures

      Table Lamp Shape

      Baluster Vase

      Table Lamp Material


      Table Lamp Color(s)

      Blue, White

      Table Lamp Color Pattern

      Blue and White

      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

      150 Watts


      120 Volts

      Switch Type

      3-Way Rotary Switch

      Weatherproof/Exterior Use


      Light Direction


      Shade Included


      Shade Type


      Shade Construction


      Shade Material


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      Product Care

      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 the 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.

      Supplier Approved Use


      Country of Origin

      Made in China. Assembled in USA.

      Assembly Required


      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

  • Shipping and Returns

    • Free Shipping! Room Tonic offers free shipping on delivery of all Avala International table lamps in the contiguous United States.  All lamps are made to order.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 

      Make to Order (MTO) items may not be returned.  For more information, please see our Returns Policy.


      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.

      Due to the fragility of porcelain and the nature of Room Tonic's Limited Warranty and Free Shipping policy with Avala products, we can not and will not accept returns for any reason other than damage during delivery or manufacturer defect, both of which must be disclosed within three business days of confirmed delivery.  Manufacturer defect deals with anything mechanical in the lamp hardware that is not operating properly.  Any apparent accidental breakage at the hand of a customer, or the handler on behalf of a customer, will not be replaced or refunded. 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.

      For more information on shipping, please read our Shipping Policy. For information on refunds and returns, please read our Returns Policy.

  • About the Brand

    • Avala International Inc


      Porcelain table lamps carried by Avala International Inc. are made in China using thousand-year old firing and glazing techniques to create works of art including Ming style underglaze blue and white, Kangxi polychrome enamel designs, Qianlong Famille Rose, Imari, and much more.