I will be out internet range and out of the country from Nov 29 to Dec 14 2019. Any questions or purchases will be handled after I return.
Antique Chinese silver Oil Lamp engraved cover
Please refer to our stock # TC220 when inquiring.
This small Chinese traditional oil lamp is complete with the original hand-blown globe and cover. The base has several rows of ornate grillwork. The cover is engraved on one side with a couple. The other side has a poem. The chinese is old in both character and language and difficult to translate.
The lamp is only 5 inches tall and of higher silver content than usual for China at that time, which indicates an owner of wealth. I have cleaned off some of the tarnish in order to be able to show the engravings. There is a small screw cap which covers the oil reserve and wick holder to prevent evaporation. The bottom of the lamp shows very subtle markings from hand hammering...
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