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Lot 429: VICTORIAN DECORATED KEROSENE PARLOR LAMP

Important Miniature & other Kerosene Lighting

by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

22 October 2016

Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

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Description: VICTORIAN DECORATED KEROSENE PARLOR LAMP, opal vase with brown shading and pastoral scene depicting a dog watching a flock of sheep at sunset and with a brass liner, drop-in brass font with a signed "ROYAL" flame spreader. Ball-form shade with matching brown ground depicting a shepherd at sunrise with his herd of sheep. Period signed, "EMPIRE" chimney. Possibly Pittsburgh Glass Co.

Condition Report: Undamaged with an annealing line running across the body of the base, as made, scattered minor spots of wear to the decoration on the shade, shade with typical minor roughness to the fitter, as made.

Provenance: Property of Bill and Karen Webb.

Dimensions: 20 1/2" HOA, 14" H to the top of the flame spreader, 5" SQ base, 8 1/2" H shade.

Exhibited: Parallels Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company, Catalogue No. 13, p. 19.

Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.

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