Lot 59: PORCELAIN DOG FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: PORCELAIN DOG FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, white ground with naturalistic facial features and gilt decoration, depicting a muzzled Spitz with pink collar and sitting in a begging position on a circular earth-tone rock formation, underside impressed "11341 / PS / 35", brown glass eyes, opaque white ball-form shade, period collar. Fitted with an A & P Gaudard burner, colorless chimney.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, underside of base with a chip, with just a hint of affecting the profile. Shade and chimney undamaged. Burner with a short split to shade platform.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 10 1/2" H to top of shade, 6 1/4" H to top of collar, 3 5/8" x 4 1/4" base.
Exhibited: Published: Smith - Miniature Lamps II, p. 167, fig. 320.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.