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Chinese Bronze Han Oil Lamp

Chinese Bronze Han Oil Lamp

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1930: Item # 1381653

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A Chinese bronze oil lamp in the form of a tapir, with a boy riding on his back holding a pole supporting the lamp for the oil. The oil dish has scroll patterns around its border. The The body of the animal adorned with taotie and scroll elements Non magnetic.

Size: 9" high by 9" width

Age: Unknown - Types of these oil lamps were made in the Zhou/Han Dynasty (c.475BC-9AD)

Condition: There is defragmentation of the metal on the base of the feet, as well as around the hole on the belly of the tapir. There are some stress/age cracks in the metal. The pole where the oil dish sits has been broken off and the oil dish is bent.