Lot 72: SWAN FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: SWAN FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, opaque Nile green, font with oval base having a plain unpatterned table ring, matching pattern and slightly darker Nile green opalescent umbrella-form shade embossed with three swans between cattails, period collar. Fitted with a Plume & Atwood Acorn burner, colorless chimney.
Condition Report: Font undamaged, swans neck with an encircling annealing line and base table ring with annealing checks, each as made; shade with an adhered crack and restoration, Burner deflector with light denting, shade holder together by association, chimney rims with normal roughness to rims.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 7 3/4" H to top of shade, 4" H to top of collar, 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" base.
Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps I, p. 206, fig. 499.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.