The brass mount is stamped with longevity symbols on the base and on the shoulder. The brass mount on the base of the dome glass cover has pierced design.The beautiful lamp is in. The glass dome has a vertical crack inside the glass. You can't feel it on the outside. The height of the lamp is made to accommodate an opium pipe while a smoker is lying down. Placing the pipe bowl over the dome glass slowly warmed the opium thus the smoker can smoke the. China banned opium smoking in the. But its people continued to smoke until the new government took over in the 1940s.
Smoking opium from then has been a capital. As in all antiques it is inevitably that some imperfections are hard to detect. The photographs form part of the description. The battery is there for size comparison only.It has nothing to do with the item. Most of my collection is one of a kind.
I bought the items because I liked it for myself. They were never intended to be resold. Each item has a story and when possible, I hand carried them in my luggage from all over the world to bring back to Australia. Some of the items have travelled a long way away and some of the items has been with me for more than 50 years. The only one, I have.
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If an item is not paid in a reasonable time, it will be cancelled and relisted. Be sure to add me to your. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Other Asian".The seller is "private_collections829" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.