opium lamp

Lamp for opium smoking with four detachable parts: a font, gallery, glass shade, and cover. The brass font is domed in shape for holding oil, and covered with a small screwed cap when not in use. The bell-shaped glass shade has a ventilation hole at the top. A brass gallery supports the glass shade, and is decorated with a perforated trellis. The cylindrical cover is also brass, with a slightly convex top.

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