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Lot 61: PORCELAIN ELEPHANT FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
22 October 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: PORCELAIN ELEPHANT FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, elephant in natural tan with brown shading, naturalistic facial features, some gilt decoration highlights, standing position with a blanket in pastel shades, supported by an ovoid-form platform with scalloped base, underside impressed "1014 / 2", and stamped in purple with "S" in a wreath, opaque white ribbed patterned umbrella-form shade, period collar. Fitted with a period Nutmeg burner, colorless chimney.
Condition Report: Undamaged lamp and setup, shade holder too large and ill-fitting.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 10" H to top of shade, 6" H to top of collar, 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" base.
Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps I, p. 48, fig. X right.
Medium: Circa 1888.