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