Lot 6: WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION MINIATURE LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
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.