Lot 400: HARVARD-TYPE "BIRD" SINGLE-ARM KEROSENE STAND LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: HARVARD-TYPE "BIRD" SINGLE-ARM KEROSENE STAND LAMP, lamp-form with figural bird handle with a floral design to the body, waisted stem to a large circular foot, applied bronze finish. Fitted with a period gallery and shade ring, electrified. Topped with a frosted and acid-etched ball-form shade, period and signed "MACBETH" slip chimney. Probably European.
Condition Report: Virtually undamaged with a drilled hole in the base for electrification, small casting imperfection to the stem, typical minute roughness to the shade fitter.
Provenance: Property of Bill and Karen Webb.
Dimensions: 17 3/4" HOA, 12 1/4" H to top of the socket, 7" D base, 7" H shade.
Exhibited: Parallels Miller/Solverson - Student Lamps of the Victorian Era, p. 108, fig. 179.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.