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    Smile Can anyone help with my question

    So here goes, I am just curious about a lamp in my possession, it belonged to my mother and I believe she purchased it in Thailand when we lived there when I was a young child we lived in Pattaya back in 1967-69 she said it is celadon, I can't find any pictures online of any dark green celadon, it is dark green with what even looks almost black color on parts, it is raised with a dragon relief circleing the lamp and I am just curious how much it might be worth today, if anything at all and if so how I might find out, I don't know where to start.

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    Have you got any pictures? It may help someone to identify it for you as an accurate identification of antiques from a brief description is pretty much impossible.

    Failing that, take it to a local antiques dealer for a valuation, maybe a dealer who specialises in Asian antiques.

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    That is a long shot,but You never know, best of luck to You in Your research. Pattaya was a very,very different world then.
    No electricity,mosquitoes everywhere, did You know about this.
    Why don,t You try and come back to Your Roots?

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    Try rubbing it , the genie might give you 3 wishes .

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    An old opium lamp perhaps?

    Looking forward to a picture or two...

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    yes post a picture..i'm off "up north" in the not too distant...could show a piccie to 'er in doors parents and report back..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixxer View Post
    Try rubbing it , the genie might give you 3 wishes .
    In which case make the first wish a request for fifty more wishes.

    Never understood why people don't do this.

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    Not to be a downer, but celadon is a man-made product similar to stoneware - it comes in many shades of green. It is not expensive. Large pots and vases can be had for $30 dollars or so. Chiang Mai has tons of celadon shops. Enjoy your lamp, but I very much doubt it's worth much.

    Just looked on Ebay. Found a very dark green celadon lamp advertised as "Antique Carved Celadon Chinese Lamp"; asking price $300.

    Found a "25" Chinese style dark green celadon Rice Bucket Oriental Lamp" on Amazon. $125.
    Last edited by Davis Knowlton; 22-01-2014 at 12:45 PM.

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    a few helpful posts there. come back and give us an update

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    And for what it's worth my remark about opium was not made in jest. The result of aggressive eradication programs over the years, of the drug and everything associated with it, is that opium paraphernalia has become quite rare and therefore very collectible. If the piece is an old opium lamp it could be worth a nice bit of coin to collectors.

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