Hundreds of miniature lamps, desirable glass offered in January auction

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – More than 400 miniature lamps, including an outstanding selection of rare bracket, hanging, and subminiature night lights, along with rare glass and ceramic figural examples, many fine art glass and satin specimens, opalescent patterns, fairy lamps, plus more will be offered in Jeffrey S. Evans’ Jan. 30 miniature lamps and Victorian glass auction.

The auction will feature the outstanding miniature lamp collection of Charles and Jane Knox of Copake, N.Y.; the Victorian syrup pitcher collection of Charles & Mitty Courtoy; selections from the collection of the late Barbara Lessig; plus others.

(The Knox collection of kerosene lamps, including numerous Log Cabin and Shoe figural finger lamps, will be included in a March 27, 2010, lighting auction.)

Victorian glass on offer will include a select collection of syrup pitchers including many opalescent, ruby stained and colored early American pressed glass examples; a collection of sugar shakers; additional Victorian opalescent glass; a collection of art glass cracker jars; a good selection of other art glass including Steuben, Durand, Mt. Washington; a collection of stems including Moser examples; studio art glass; figural milk glass; cut glass; and more.

The auction catalog will be posted online the week of Jan. 18, 2010. The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 30. Auction previews will be held Jan. 27-29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST.

Choice consignments will be accepted for this auction until Dec. 15. For information on consigning, contact Karen Reed at or 540-434-3939, ext. 143.

Absentee bidding, telephone bidding, and “live” Internet bidding are all available through Artfact Live. “Live” Internet bidding is also available through the Jeffrey S. Evans Web site at

All purchases are subject to a buyer’s premium. Winning Internet bidders through Artfact are subject to an additional 3 percent service charge, which is retained by Artfact. Effective 2010, the Jeffrey S. Evans buyer’s premium will be 17 percent, discounted to 15 percent for cash/check purchases.

Unless exempted by law, all purchases are subject to a 5 percent Virginia state sales tax (this is also applicable to out-of-state buyers who pick up their purchases in Virginia).

For more information on the Jan. 30 miniature lamps and glass auction, visit or e-mail

Photos courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.


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