A hand-made and hand-blown opium lamp that was probably sold to Hong Kong tourists as an oil lamp.

The body is made from a sheet of stamped thin brass and then assembled by hand. The drum of the body has repousse dragon rondels. It has a pierced collar for the glass shade and a wick for lighting. The body rests on four stepped feet. The brass has taken on a darker patina from age. The glass shade is hand blown with many imperfections in the glass.

A stamped mark on the base reads HONG KONG. There is a partial word above it. It probably was MADE IN.

MEASUREMENTS

3 1/8” (7.9 cm) diameter x 5 ½” (14.0 cm) tall. Weighs 7.8 oz (220 g)

CONDITION

There are no breaks, cracks, or chips. There is wear and oxidization to the metal, as well as small dents and spotting.

A Chinese folk-art lamp to add age and substance to a home or add to a collection.

ITEM ID
V-3274
COLOR
Clear, Gold
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
PURPOSE
Lamps
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Chinese Republic Era (Hong Kong) Dragon Opium Lamp

$195

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