Lot 240: BISQUE SILVER-CLAD AND ELF FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF TWO
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: BISQUE SILVER-CLAD AND ELF FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, comprising an example with figure peaking out of a basket (font) and remaining standing adjacent, basket base encased in figural leaves; and remaining with a ball-form font supported by a tree stump in a tan tone, on each side are two men dressed in silver attire with decoration including one with blowing a horn; opaque white and a green alabaster ball-form shades, period collars. Fitted with a Brenner Kosmos and a Plume & Atwood Acorn burner, one colorless chimney.
Condition Report: Basket example with an adhered finger and a flake to one elf, possible restoration to edge of base, ball-form font example with a loss to one elf's finger tip, restoration to underside base scallops and probably restoration to font. Setups undamaged.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 7 1/4" H to top of collar, 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" overall base.
Exhibited: Parallels Hulsebus - Miniature Lamps of the Victorian Era, p. 102, fig. 216.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.