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Chinese archaic style bronze lamp in the form of a recumbent ram. Hinged top to the back that opens for use as an oil vessel with a spout to one end used to empty leftover fuel back into the body. Underside with incised character marks. Fitted with a conforming carved and pierced hardwood stand with incised marks to the top. Included are the remnants of a Chinese export wax seal. Ram measures 3 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 3" D. Qing Dynasty, 19th century.
PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned by the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation to benefit the acquisitions fund.
CONDITION: Ram in overall good condition with old patina, some oxidation, and light general use wear. Stand with minor wear and scuffing.