Lot 244: FIRE FLY MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF TWO

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

October 22, 2016, 9:30 AM EST
Mt. Crawford, VA, US
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Description: FIRE FLY MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, colorless, including a finger example with colorless applied handle, each with a bell-form font embossed "FIRE FLY" and with eight stars over a band of hearts to finger and remaining with nine stars, underside with an eight-point star, opaque white ball-form and opalescent baluster-form chimney-shades, period collars including one with patent information. Fitted with period Olmstead single-tube burners.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" and 3 3/4" H to top of chimney-shades, 1 7/8" H to top of collars, 1 1/2" D base.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.
Condition Report: Lamps and setups undamaged, finger examples collar with a split, resulting in burner not tightening, chimney-shades with normal roughness, as made.
Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps I, p. 39, fig. 7 left and right.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
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