Jeffrey S. Evans lighting sale generates strong bidding

This Coral Reef / Seaweed squat stand lamp featuring a blue opalescent font, with a no 2 fluted collar, fitted with a period no. 2 burner and rare chimney-shade, by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. or Beaumont Glass Co., sold for a record $5,175. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

This Coral Reef / Seaweed squat stand lamp featuring a blue opalescent font, with a no 2 fluted collar, fitted with a period no. 2 burner and rare chimney-shade, by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. or Beaumont Glass Co., sold for a record $5,175. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Lighting and lighting accoutrements were the specialty offering at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ March 23 auction. Period lighting is considered the finishing touch by many decorators and historians alike – a clear signifier of period, time and place. Bidders came from as far away as Canada; New Hampshire and Missouri to attend the sale in person, and participants from 15 countries bid on-line for items ranging from period kerosene lamps to parts such as chimneys, burners and shades. LivewAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

A rare Coral Reef / Seaweed squat stand lamp featuring a blue opalescent font, with a no. 2 fluted collar, fitted with a period number 2 burner and extremely rare matching-pattern chimney-shade, by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. or Beaumont Glass Co., dating to the late 19th or early 20th century, sold for a record $5,175. The lamp came from the Dorothy Gooch collection of Hopkinsville, Ky., and was estimated to bring $1,500-2,000. Listed and photographed in contemporary literature on period lamps, this example was in great condition and fresh to the market.

“The late Dorothy Gooch’s name is known to all kinds of lighting collectors and items from her collection really stimulate collectors to bid,” said auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans.

Second highest price of the day was another Gooch-owned rarity, a Diamond and Loop Panel with Triple-Dolphin stem base stand lamp, with a colorless font and opaque lavender base. This lamp had a no. 1 fine-line collar, with the base by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. Dating to the third quarter of the 19th century, the lamp sold for $4,025.00, far above the $1,000-1,500 estimate.

The third in the highest-priced offerings department, and also sold with a rare color and shape description, was a cast brass Plume & Atwood “Harvard” double-arm student lamp, with horizontal tanks, ornately embossed with scrolls and various figural heads. This lamp was fitted with a period setup comprising two H.C. Moehring electrified burners, shade rings, matching cased lemon-yellow narrow ribbed umbrella-form shades and slip chimneys, and dated to the fourth quarter of the 19th century. The combination of the bright yellow shades and the rare form created a bidding frenzy, leading to a finished price of $2,760, well over the estimate of $400-600.

Among the highlights of the parts section of this auction, a setup comprising a cut and frosted ball-form shade with rare applied blue rim, a lip burner by E. F. Jones with a Merrill’s air director, a shade ring with edge coining, and a lip chimney, sold for $1092.50 against its estimate of $200-300. The shade was probably a product of the Mt. Washington Glass Co. based on the example illustrated in Ken Wilson’s Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Volume 1, page 55, figure 3-10.

A Christmas Tree no. 2 size slip chimney decorated with alternating medallions of floral patterns and a female bust, and a gauffered eight-petal rim sold for $805. It was also a likely product of the Mt. Washington Glass Co. Victorian shades were led by a jadeite green dragon-decorated ball-form shade, also formerly in the Dorothy J. Gooch collection, dating to the late 19th or early 20th century sold for $862.50.

The auction realized $185,455 (including 15 percent buyer’s premium) from 779 registered bidders spanning 15 countries. The 538 cataloged lots were followed by 300 uncatalogued lots of lamp parts.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This Coral Reef / Seaweed squat stand lamp featuring a blue opalescent font, with a no 2 fluted collar, fitted with a period no. 2 burner and rare chimney-shade, by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. or Beaumont Glass Co., sold for a record $5,175. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

This Coral Reef / Seaweed squat stand lamp featuring a blue opalescent font, with a no 2 fluted collar, fitted with a period no. 2 burner and rare chimney-shade, by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. or Beaumont Glass Co., sold for a record $5,175. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Diamond and Loop Panel with Triple-Dolphin stem base stand lamp, with a colorless font and opaque lavender base. Price realized: $4,025. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Diamond and Loop Panel with Triple-Dolphin stem base stand lamp, with a colorless font and opaque lavender base. Price realized: $4,025. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Victorian shades were led by a jadeite green dragon-decorated ball-form shade, which sold for $862.50. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Victorian shades were led by a jadeite green dragon-decorated ball-form shade, which sold for $862.50. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A cut and frosted ball-form shade with rare applied blue rim, a lip burner by E.F. Jones with a Merrill’s air director, a shade ring with edge coining, and a lip chimney, sold for $1092.50. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A cut and frosted ball-form shade with rare applied blue rim, a lip burner by E.F. Jones with a Merrill’s air director, a shade ring with edge coining, and a lip chimney, sold for $1092.50. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Cast brass Plume & Atwood ‘Harvard’ double-arm student lamp, with horizontal tanks. Price realized: $2,760. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Cast brass Plume & Atwood ‘Harvard’ double-arm student lamp, with horizontal tanks. Price realized: $2,760. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.