This lamp is 12 3/4 tall to the top of the light socket. It was tested and works well.Judging by the weight 2 lbs. And quality, I believe this is an authentic original cinnabar lamp (not a reproduction).
The thick heavy goofus glass base with an interesting design has a lot of noticeable gold paint-loss (last 2 photos). The weight of the glass base is nice because it keeps it stable (and not tip-y). And I notice that just a bit of the red lacquer is rubbed-off the top rim of the lamp (2nd photo). I found this information about Cinnabar on the internet. Had been produced since the 3rd century BC, carved lacquer was first introduced around the 14th century during the Ming dynasty.Lacquer was traditionally made using the resin or sap of the. Family of trees found in southern China. Many successive layers of lacquer would be applied to a base structure, which was often made from wood, until the surface could be carved into complex geometric or figural forms. Red quickly became the preferred color for lacquerware carvings, in part because the color has long been associated with good fortune in China. For the most elaborate cinnabar pieces, various colors of lacquer would be applied below its red surface layers, adding depth to a finished carving.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "moonlightfantasea" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.