Can't say enough about this lamp. It looks like a much more expensive lamp. It has an aged crackled finish that makes it look antique. The detail is excellent. The shade is heavyweight and looks like raw silk and to top it all off, it was packed so securely that nothing could happen to it. So much more than I was expecting.
It arrived well secured for delivery without being damaged. The photos do not show all the beautiful details. It is even prettier than shown in the photos. The color is not the usual bright blue Chinese export ware but is a dark indigo (think new blue jeans) on a crazed soft grey background for an expensive antique look. The wooden platform base and the wooden cap over the urn as well as the matching porcelain finial add even a more expensive look. The pale cream silk rectangular crop-cornered shade with nice details finishes the look. My neighbor loved it and is considering ordering it, too.