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Lot 30: PORCELAIN PARROT FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
22 October 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: PORCELAIN PARROT FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, white ground with facial features, standing with feet wrapped around a naturalistic colored branch and rock base, underside impressed "Rd 35068 / PS / L", orange glass eyes, opaque white cone-form shade with flared rim, period collar. Fitted with a Veritas Lamp Works burner.
Condition Report: Undamaged lamp and shade, tree branch with an underfill, as made. Burner undamaged, shade ring with light denting.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 13 1/2" H to top of shade, 6 1/2" to top of collar, 3 3/4" D base.
Exhibited: Parallels Hulsebus - Miniature Lamps of the Victorian Era, p. 114, fig. 238.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.