Lot 41: PORCELAIN WALRUS FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: PORCELAIN WALRUS FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, white with green shading and naturalistic facial features, with exposed tusks, underside impressed "1585", porcelain four-sided shade with green staining and embossed scrolls, period collar. Fitted with a period single-tube burner.
Condition Report: Undamaged lamp and burner, shade with a small spot of discolored roughness to top rim, touch-up gold paint to top of font adjacent to collar.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 5 5/8" H to top of shade, 2 1/2" H to top of collar, 4 1/2" x 5 1/4 base.
Exhibited: Published: Smith/Feltner - The Accurate Price Guide for Miniature Lamps I and II, fig. 74.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.