Chinese Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period to early Republic period provincial pottery oil lamp with saucer base, long cylindrical tube and cup at the top, covered with a thick celadon colored glaze. The deeply recessed base is unglazed. 12 5/8” high by about 6 3/4” diameter. Circa late 19th to early 20th century. This utilitarian piece shows clear signs of use. It is in generally good overall condition with a crude old repair, production flaw, or small area of adhering residue at the side of the saucer base (see enlargement 7). From the private collection of a former American expatriate to Guangzhou in 1983-1984.