Chinese Late Qing dynasty Guangxu period to early Republic period provincial pottery oil lamp with saucer base, long cylindrical tube and cup at the top, covered with a thick dark brown speckled turquoise-green colored glaze. The base is unglazed. 11 3/8” high by about 5 3/4” diameter. Circa late 19th to early 20th century. This utilitarian piece shows clear signs of use. It is in very good overall condition with one small chip at the edge of the cup (see enlargement). From the private collection of a former American expatriate to Guangzhou in 1983-1984.