Miniature lamps spark big bids at Jeffrey S. Evans auction

A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $11,500 at Jeffrey S. Evans’ auction of Part II of Marjorie Hulsebus’ miniature lighting collection. This was the top seller of the day. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $11,500 at Jeffrey S. Evans’ auction of Part II of Marjorie Hulsebus’ miniature lighting collection. This was the top seller of the day. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp, white to citron yellow, with a satin finish, white floral leaf and butterfly décor, and period burner, sold for the top price at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ second auction of the Marjorie Hulsebus estate collection of miniature lighting on May 31. Dating to the end of the 19th century, the lamp sold for $11,500, nearly twice the presale estimate.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

This and the other items offered in the auction came from Hulsebus’ personal collection, and many had been published in her reference works on miniature lighting.

An equally rare cameo fuchsia glory and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp, white to midnight blue, with a satin finish, decorated with vine and butterfly to the squatty base, attributed to Thomas Webb and Sons, sold within the $6,000-$9,000 estimate for $8,625.

Another highly sought-after rarity, a hanging cast-iron miniature triple-arm chandelier lamp, the frame being only 10 1/4 inches high, fitted with three colorless glass tapered fonts, each embossed “FIRE FLY” and with the correct opaque glass chimney-shade, also sold for $8,625. A rare figural Santa Claus lamp brought the fourth-highest price of the sale, $6,900. It was of white glass, with a fired yellow and brown body. Produced circa 1892 by the Consolidated Lamp & Glass Co., the lamp appealed to collectors partly because of its unusual coloration.

The Hulsebus Collection auction of 317 lots was 100 percent sold, realizing over $219,000, with registered bidders from over 30 countries. The third and last installment of this legendary collection will be sold by Jeffrey S. Evans on Oct. 18, followed by two collections of early kerosene and Victorian period lighting.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $11,500 at Jeffrey S. Evans’ auction of Part II of Marjorie Hulsebus’ miniature lighting collection. This was the top seller of the day. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A rare English cameo floral and leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $11,500 at Jeffrey S. Evans’ auction of Part II of Marjorie Hulsebus’ miniature lighting collection. This was the top seller of the day. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Estimated at $6,000-$9,000, the rare cameo Fuchsia Glory and Leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $8,625. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Estimated at $6,000-$9,000, the rare cameo Fuchsia Glory and Leaf pattern art glass miniature lamp sold for $8,625. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Just over 10 inches tall, this rare hanging cast-iron miniature triple-arm chandelier lamp, with the correct opaque glass chimney-shades, sold for $8,625. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Just over 10 inches tall, this rare hanging cast-iron miniature triple-arm chandelier lamp, with the correct opaque glass chimney-shades, sold for $8,625. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

The Santa figural miniature lamp, having a rare yellow and brown coloration, sold for $6,900, easily topping the $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

The Santa figural miniature lamp, having a rare yellow and brown coloration, sold for $6,900, easily topping the $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.