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Lot 413: COX AND DAY "SEARCH LIGHT" FLORAL AND SCROLL KEROSENE BANQUET LAMP

Important Miniature & other Kerosene Lighting

by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

22 October 2016

Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

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Description: COX AND DAY "SEARCH LIGHT" FLORAL AND SCROLL KEROSENE BANQUET LAMP, open-work font holder with a scroll motif leading to a cast-metal connector, two-section marble stem with an amber tone, cast-metal foot with a floral and scroll design. Fitted with a complete brass drop-in font with a domed base, flame spreader signed "COX & DAY/NEW YORK/SEARCH LIGHT". Topped by a period floral decorated and shaded ball-form shade, period slip chimney.

Condition Report: Excellent condition overall with a chip to the marble on the stem, possibly as made, shade virtually undamaged with typical minute roughness to the fitter, chimney with minor flaking/roughness to the fitter.

Provenance: Property of Bill and Karen Webb.

Dimensions: 28 3/4" HOA, 21" H to top of flame spreader, 6 3/4" SQ base. 9 1/4" H shade.

Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.

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