Lot 182: FRENCH PORCELAIN OWL FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: FRENCH PORCELAIN OWL FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, green ground, standing on a circular base with embossed branch and leaves, underside stamped "DEPOSE" and impressed "? / 38", yellow glass eyes, opaque white ball-form shade, period collar. Fitted with an Ehrich & Graetz burner, colorless chimney.
Condition Report: Owl undamaged, base with restoration, shade rims with normal roughness, collar with light denting. Burner damaged, chimney fitter with roughness.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 11 1/4" H to top of shade, 6 1/4" H to top of collar, 3 1/2" x 3 5/8" base.
Exhibited: Published: Base in Smith/Feltner - The Accurate Price Guide for Miniature Lamps I and II, fig. 78.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.