Old Asian Lamp

soonermomAugust 23, 2011

Before I spray paint this lamp, do you think it has any value at all since it appears to be old? Any guesses on if it is valuable enough to leave in its original condition?

Here is a link that might be useful: Photobucket

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lindac

I swear I answered this question before.
It's way too nice to spray paint....it looks like brass with porcelain insets.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 11:45PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

I agree on not painting. You could try to polish the brass. The details on the brass are lovely. The insets almost look like ivory/scrimshaw to me, but I'm no expert. I would have it checked out by someone who knows about Asian antiques.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 11:30AM
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pris

You did, lindac,

She originally posted her question on the first "how to post a photo" thread. I have to assume she wasn't aware where it posted and so did it again.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 11:56AM
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Ideefixe

I don't know how valuable it might be, but spray paint will look terrible. Don't do it.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 12:41PM
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lazy_gardens

Until you have researched it and identified it, assume it's valuable. Check all parts of it for a maker name.

Looks like the panels are "lithophane".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithophane

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 10:58AM
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