Lot 258: ASSORTED PORCELAIN DECORATED MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF THREE
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: ASSORTED PORCELAIN DECORATED MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF THREE, white with blue decoration, comprising a white ground example with a cherub holding stem which supports a ball-form font, font with applied floral decoration and beading, underside impressed with illegible figures; and two with delft decoration, square-form fonts with sailboat within a scrolled panel on each side, underside impressed "121" and remaining with an illegible blue mark, opaque white conical-form chimney-shade and a ball-form colorless shade with satin finish. Each fitted with a period burner. Together with a porcelain blue and white Danish marked vase. Four pieces total.
Condition Report: Cherub with a moderate flake to edge of base, one delft example with a small chip to a corner base, remaining with a minute flake to edge of base chimney-shades/shades undamaged. One burner undamaged, remaining burner lacking deflector.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 5 3/4" H to top of font, 2 1/2" SQ base and 5 3/4" H to top of shade, 3 1/4" H to top of collar, 2" SQ base.
Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps I, p. 152, fig. 338 and Miniature Lamps II, p. 180, fig. 353.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.