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Old Asian Lamp

Posted by soonermom (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 23, 11 at 23:38

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?

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RE: Old Asian Lamp

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


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RE: Old Asian Lamp

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.


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RE: Old Asian Lamp

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.


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RE: Old Asian Lamp

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


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RE: Old Asian Lamp

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


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