Chinese Jar now fitted as a Lamp. 19th Century. Lovely colors and figures on one side, Chinese Characters on the other. Nice ebonized wood pierced base. New shade included. This was examined by a Chinese Elder who said that the Characters on the back were written in a format that only the Highest Scholars could understand. In other words they were written for these Elite Scholars for Elite Scholars. Wear for age as expected, details to faces is worn.