Lot 248: PATENTED JEWELER'S / BARBER'S MINIATURE SINGEING LAMPS, LOT OF TWO
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: PATENTED JEWELER'S / BARBER'S MINIATURE SINGEING LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, cobalt blue, comprising an eight-sided example with tapered shoulder, underside of base embossed "PAT JUNE 26, 1883"; and a ball-form fitted in a nickel-finish stand, shoulder embossed "PAT SEP. 14.1880 AND MARCH 14TH 1893; period collars. Each fitted with a period single-tube burner including one with an attached chain and cap.
Condition Report: Ball-form example undamaged, stand with some light corrosion, eight-sided example with a minute spot of roughness to one edge of pattern. Burners undamaged.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 3 1/4" to 4 3/4" H to top of collars, 2 1/2" to 3 1/4" D stand foot.
Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps II, p. 41, fig. 14 and p. 42, fig. 16.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.