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Lot 6: WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION MINIATURE LAMP

Important Miniature & other Kerosene Lighting

by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

October 22, 2016

Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

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Description: WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION MINIATURE LAMP, colorless, conical-form font with circular ribbed foot, font embossed with two banners, one marked "1492" and other "1892", over an embossed world globe with embossed grids and "CHICAGO 1892 / 1492", opaque white chimney-shade. Non-period brass collar. Fitted with a period single-tube burner.

Condition Report: Undamaged lamp and setup, collar detached, shade with normal roughness to rims.

Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA. Ex-collection of Ruth E. Smith.

Dimensions: 7 1/4" H to top of chimney-shade, 5 1/8" H to top of collar, 2 3/8" D foot.

Exhibited: Published: Base in Smith - Miniature Lamps II, p. 128, fig. 210.

Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.

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