Lot 212: VICTORIAN BIRCH-TREE DECORATED MINIATURE LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: VICTORIAN BIRCH-TREE DECORATED MINIATURE LAMP, opaque blue with enameled white, green, orange, tan and black decoration, slightly tapered form font with shouldered band, matching decorated shade with scallop rim. Fitted with a burner, together by association, comprising of a Spar Brenner base with thumbwheel and a non-period Nutmeg deflector and shade ring, colorless chimney.
Condition Report: Font undamaged, shade with a shallow loss to edge of rim, collar with light denting and a small area of corrosion, some expected minute wear to decoration.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 8 3/4" H to top of shade, 4 3/4" to top of collar, 3 1/8" D base.
Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps II p. 90, fig. XXXVIII.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.