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Lot 38: PORCELAIN OWL AND MUSHROOM FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
22 October 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: PORCELAIN OWL AND MUSHROOM FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, naturalistic tones, including a brown mushroom with white stem and intertwined with applied ivy vine, three owls perched under the mushroom on a circular ivy-covered base, yellow glass eyes, colorless umbrella-form shade with polychrome floral decoration to interior and frosted finish to the exterior, period collar. Fitted with a Pringle, Symmons Lion Lamp Works burner, colorless chimney.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, some very minor losses to leaves and several small areas of paint loss, one owl lacking an eye, shade rim with a very shallow chip, probably as made and does not affect the profile. Shade holder arms soldered to burner.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 12 1/8" H to top of shade, 6 1/2" H to top of collar, 4 3/8" D base.
Exhibited: Published: Smith/Feltner - The Accurate Price Guide for Miniature Lamps I and II, fig. 79.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.