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Lot 239: ASSORTED SILVER-PLATED MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF TWO

Important Miniature & other Kerosene Lighting

by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

22 October 2016

Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

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Description: ASSORTED SILVER-PLATED MINIATURE LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a Nappin & Webb's with urn-form font, floral and bead engraving, square rib and bead foot, underside impressed with maker's name and "PRINCESS PLATE", non-period and ill-fitting colorless ball-form shade with satin finish and fleur-de-lis pattern; and a figural stem depicting a young girl with dog, ball-form font with hearts, non-period amber ball-form quilted diamond patterned shade. Fitted with a Kosmos Brenner burner with nickel-plate finish, colorless chimney.

Condition Report: Figural undamaged, Nappin & Webb with expected light wear and a light dent to font, amber shade undamaged and with normal rim roughness, as made, colorless shade damaged. One burner undamaged, remaining undamaged.

Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.

Dimensions: 10 1/8" H to top of shade, 5" H to top of collar, 2 3/4" SQ foot and 10 1/2" H to top of shade, 6 3/4" H to top of collar, 2 3/4" D foot.

Exhibited: Published: Nappin & Webb in Smith - Miniature Lamps II, p. 201, fig. 417.

Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.

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