Bronze 19th Century Oil Lamp from Ceylon
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka: Pre 1900: item # 1021472
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|A dragon’s mouth holds the flame in this 19th century bronze oil lamp from Ceylon. The dragon head and lamp base, cast as a separate unit, screw off the top tiered part of the lamp, which is hollow to hold the oil (see photo enlargement #3). The oil flows down through the dragon head to feed a wick threaded into the mouth. A heavy chain cast in double links is attached to a loop at the top of the lamp, allowing it to be used either as a hanging or a standing piece (see photo enlargement #6). This interesting item, made in Ceylon more than a century before the country became present-day Sri Lanka, is heavy, rustic and in quite good condition. Dimensions: height 8” (20 cm); width, including wick holder 6” (15 cm); diameter of largest top tier 3 ¼” (8cm); length of chain 10 ½” (26.7 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM|