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Lot 212: VICTORIAN BIRCH-TREE DECORATED MINIATURE LAMP

Important Miniature & other Kerosene Lighting

by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

22 October 2016

Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

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Description: VICTORIAN BIRCH-TREE DECORATED MINIATURE LAMP, opaque blue with enameled white, green, orange, tan and black decoration, slightly tapered form font with shouldered band, matching decorated shade with scallop rim. Fitted with a burner, together by association, comprising of a Spar Brenner base with thumbwheel and a non-period Nutmeg deflector and shade ring, colorless chimney.

Condition Report: Font undamaged, shade with a shallow loss to edge of rim, collar with light denting and a small area of corrosion, some expected minute wear to decoration.

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

Dimensions: 8 3/4" H to top of shade, 4 3/4" to top of collar, 3 1/8" D base.

Exhibited: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps II p. 90, fig. XXXVIII.

Medium: Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century.

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