WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 2: BISQUE NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEF / INDIAN - SMALL FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP

Important Miniature & other Kerosene Lighting

by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

22 October 2016

Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

Live Auction
Sold
Looking for the realised and estimated price?

Description: BISQUE NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEF / INDIAN - SMALL FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, white ground with multi-color realistic decoration, chest and shoulders with two braids serves as font, lift-off head with two replaced yellow glass eyes serves as shade. Fitted with a period single-tube burner, thumbwheel marked "RADIUM", colorless chimney.

Condition Report: Very good overall condition, font undamaged, shade with a 1 3/8" diagonal hairline and minute corner flake to reverse at opening for thumbwheel. Burner undamaged, chimney fitter with a minute flake.

Notes: This is the second example of the previously unrecorded small-size Native American Chief lamp that we have sold. It is a good 1" shorter than the large size. The related Skeleton bisque lamp was also produced in two sizes.

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

Dimensions: 5 1/4" H to top of shade, 2 1/4" H to top of font, 2 3/4" x 3 3/8" overall.

Exhibited: For the large size see Smith - Miniature Lamps I, p. 48, fig. VI and Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, 10/26/13, lot 20a.

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

Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)