Vintage Pair of 29" Chinoiserie White Porcelain Tea Caddy Lamps
What is a tea caddy table lamp?
The square tea caddy body is a lid covered jar or vessel similar in size to a ginger jar that was used to store tea. Its name is derived from the word catty, which is a Chinese unit of measure for weighing food and grocery items bought at markets throughout Eastern and Southeast Asia. The body of this lamp is a white porcelain tea covered tea caddy decorated with a Chinoiserie Canton theme in base relief.
Why should you buy this vintage pair of table lamps?
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 table 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.
Weights and Measurements
29"H x 16"W x 16"D
Shade Top Diameter
Shade Bottom Diameter
10.75 lbs. / lamp (The pair weighs 21.5 lbs.)
Features and Specifications
Table Lamp Shape
Table Lamp Material
Table Lamp Color(s)
Table Lamp Color Pattern
Blanc de Chine
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
Gold Foil Lining
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 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.
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 complimentary shipping and handling on most vintage and antique table lamps in the contiguous United States.
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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 three (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.