Lot 48: PORCELAIN PUG DOG FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP
22 October 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: PORCELAIN PUG DOG FIGURAL MINIATURE LAMP, brown and white ground with naturalistic facial features, sitting with front paws up in a begging position, circular base depicting a rock formation, underside impressed "PS / L RD 33372", brown glass eyes, opaque white umbrella-form shade, period collar. Fitted with a period burner, colorless chimney. Together with non-period and published green ball-form shade with bead and scroll pattern. Two pieces total.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, reverse with an area of loss adjacent to tail, edge of rock formation with some minor flakes, shade undamaged and with normal fitter roughness, as made. Shade holder soldered to burner, chimney undamaged.
Provenance: Collection of Helen A. Feltner, Winchester, VA.
Dimensions: 13" H to top of shade, 6 1/2" H to top of collar, 4" D base.
Exhibited: Base as Smith/Feltner - The Accurate Price Guide for Miniature Lamps I and II, fig. 68.
Medium: Circa 1899.