Silkroads gallery
Home Design Pros lotus News lotus Mailing List lotus Contact Us
16903C

Antique Oil Lamp
Item No. 16903C

20th Century, N/A, China
Wood
19.75" x 7" x 7"
( 50.165 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm)
(H x W x D)

Chinese oil lamps were made of a number of different materials. Most surviving pieces are from a bronze alloy, brass or ceramics, but many more were made of readily available wood with only the top being made of metal for safety purposes. This oil lamp has a base with a drawer with its original metal tear drop pull attached to a Chinese coin as backing, in which wicks and matches would have been stored.

Copyright 2010 by Silk Roads Design Gallery. All rights reserved.