146: Various Patterns Finger Lamps, Lot Of Two
VARIOUS PATTERNS FINGER LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, colorless, each with applied handles and brass No. 1 collar, comprising a Central No. 219/Delta and a Union Glass No. 88 Boston Beauty with embossed sunburst base. Fitted with a Holmes, Booth & Haydens "Collins" No. 0 slip burner, thumbwheel marked "HOLMES, BOOTH & HAYDENS PAT. SEP. 19 1865", and underside "PATENTED SEP. 16. 1868", and a Plume & Atwood No. 0 Eagle slip burner, period chimneys including one with eight petal top and flattened sides. Third quarter 19th century. 3 5/8" H to top of collar, 2 1/2" D base.
Literature: Bourne/Thuro, Session III, lot 1703. Hallock, p. 73, row 3, no. 4. Second lamp as Five Early Victorian Kerosene Lighting Catalogs, Vol. 2, Union Glass, Plate 2, top row right.
Provenance: From the collection of Abigail and the late Edward Meyer of Plantsville, CT.
Central lamp undamaged, other with a minute flake to handle and font with a broken bubble, as made. Collins burner deflector with some minor denting, other burner with some minor discoloration to deflector, base with a dent resulting in a separation adjac