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Lot 248: PATENTED JEWELER'S / BARBER'S MINIATURE SINGEING 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: PATENTED JEWELER'S / BARBER'S MINIATURE SINGEING LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, cobalt blue, comprising an eight-sided example with tapered shoulder, underside of base embossed "PAT JUNE 26, 1883"; and a ball-form fitted in a nickel-finish stand, shoulder embossed "PAT SEP. 14.1880 AND MARCH 14TH 1893; period collars. Each fitted with a period single-tube burner including one with an attached chain and cap.

Condition Report: Ball-form example undamaged, stand with some light corrosion, eight-sided example with a minute spot of roughness to one edge of pattern. Burners undamaged.

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

Dimensions: 3 1/4" to 4 3/4" H to top of collars, 2 1/2" to 3 1/4" D stand foot.

Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps II, p. 41, fig. 14 and p. 42, fig. 16.

Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.

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