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Lot 259: ASSORTED PEG MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF THREE

Important Miniature & other Kerosene Lighting

by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

October 22, 2016

Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

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Description: ASSORTED PEG MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF THREE, comprising a pair sheet-iron examples with urn-form fonts, each fitted in a ribbed columnar candlestick with circular foot; and a colorless glass globular-form font example, decorated with an orange enamel ground and polychrome and gilt floral decoration, fitted in a silver-plate base, period collar. Each fitted with a period burner, colorless chimneys.

Condition Report: Glass example undamaged and with expected wear to decoration, pair with some scattered light rust and one with some holes near base of stem. Burners with imperfections, chimneys undamaged and with normal rim roughness, as made.

Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.

Dimensions: 4 3/8" H to top of collar, 3" D foot and 6 3/4" H to top of font, 2 7/8" D foot.

Exhibited: Published: Single example in Smith/Feltner - The Accurate Price Guide for Miniature Lamps I and II, fig. 8. Pair as Smith - Miniature Lamps II, p. 193, fig. 392.

Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.

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