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Antique Chinese silver Oil Lamp engraved cover

Antique Chinese silver Oil Lamp engraved cover

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920: Item # 769478

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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...