1901 PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION DECORATED OPAL MINIATURE LAMP, opaque white with shaded blue ground and polychrome transfer decoration, ball-form font with North and South America maps with girls having joined hands under "PAN - AMERICAN EXPOSITION 1901, BUFFALO, N.Y., U.S.A.", matching decorated ball-form shade, period collar. Fitted with a Plume & Atwood Nutmeg burner, colorless chimney. 1901. 8 3/8" H to top of shade, 4 1/4" H to top of collar, 2 5/8" D base.
Excellent condition, font undamaged, shade top with a sliver flake to the rim along with normal as-made roughness to each rim, expected wear to decorations, shade with some minor losses to lettering. Setup undamaged.
Literature: Parallels Smith - Miniature Lamps I, p. 142, fig. 309.
Provenance: From the estate collection of William A. Litle, Garden Grove, CA.