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Rare Chinese Wood Opium Tar Den Lamp, Circa 1900

Rare Chinese Wood Opium Tar Den Lamp, Circa 1900

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1910: Item # 789629

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Qing Dynasty opium den lamp made with burner bowl. This style lamp was used to illuminate Chinese opium dens and was often their only source of lighting. These lamps were also used to heat the opium tar housed at the end of a long opium pipes. The burner bowl is stoneware with the inside glazed to hold the oil and wick (wick is new). The base for the burner is made of split bamboo. Opium lamps made of wood are extremely hard to find. In very good original condition, it measures 12” high x 5 5/8” at widest. Besides being highly collectible and very decorative, this is definitely a great conversation piece.