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Lot 379: ASSORTED FREE-BLOWN KEROSENE STAND LAMPS, LOT OF TWO
22 October 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: ASSORTED FREE-BLOWN KEROSENE STAND LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, pyriform fonts, comprising of an opaque white example with polychrome floral and gilt decoration, opaque white No. 40 base, underside corners embossed "40" and another with "7"; a colorless example with cut and engraved punties and leaf band, ribbed brass stem and double-step marble base with stamped brass ornamentation. Cut example fitted with a period setup comprising an electrified burner with thumbwheel marked "B. F. BLUM & CO / 1866 / PHIL", 4 1/4" shade ring, and a frosted and engraved Oregon shade.
Condition Report: Lamps undamaged except for expected minute roughness to marble base, light wear to decorations. Burner lacking components and with alterations/repairs to shade ring, shade undamaged.
Provenance: From an Ohio estate collection.
Dimensions: 18 1/4" H to top of shade, 10 3/4" H to top of collar, 4 1/2" SQ base and 10 1/4" H to top of collar, 4" SQ base.
Medium: Third quarter 19th century.