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Lot 58: DIETZ, DARTS & CO. PORCELAIN BIRD GARGOYLE FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: DIETZ, DARTS & CO. PORCELAIN BIRD GARGOYLE FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, white ground with pale blue and pink shading, gilt decoration, urn-form with lobes and drapes font, supported by two figures on each side, square-form base with a foot on each corner, underside impressed "Rd 149172" and stamped with maker's name, cased dark to light pink with satin finish umbrella-form shade with swirled rib pattern, lightly crimped rim, period collar. Fitted with a period burner.
Condition Report: One gargoyle lacking the tip of its tail, shade undamaged. Burner undamaged, shade holder with very minute denting.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 12 1/8" H to top of shade, 5 1/4" H to top of collar, 3" SQ base.
Exhibited: Published: Base in Smith/Feltner - The Accurate Price Guide for Miniature Lamps I and II, fig. 88.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.