Here is a unique painted Burmese lamp

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Here is a unique painted Burmese lamp

Post by cadking on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:44 pm

This is a painted design I have not seen before. It shows a unique plant on one side and a butterfly on the other. The Burmese cup is also painted like I have never seen before. It is to bad that both pieces are damaged. But for the price, it might be nice to pick them up and take a good look.
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Post by cadking on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:46 pm

Now that I look at the flower, it looks like a honeysuckle flower. What do you think?

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Post by Admin on Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:35 am

I bought this lamp and am anxious to recieve it. When I do, rest assured that everyone will get a report on my findings.

When I first saw the decoration I thought it was an after market decoration. It still may be but I am hoping it is legitimate. While the butterfly/moth is unique on fairy lamps it is the floral decoration I am most interested in. You can't tell much from the auction photo but it is possible that it is the "Perriwinkle" pattern listed in the Webb/Barbe list of decorations. It is the flower itself that makes leads to that possibility....five independant squared off petals. But, until I recieve it, that is simply a guess on my part.

I have seen one other lamp with this decoration. It was in the recently liquidated collection of Doug Gole.

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You can see from this image the destinctive "Perriwinkle" flower.

Again.....I can hardly wait for it to arrive. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is legitimate.

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Post by cadking on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:55 am

I will agree that the moth is what through me off. But after doing a little research I found that two different moths, Daphnia nerii (Oleander Hawk-moth), Clouded Bordered Brindle (Triphcena janthina), feed upon the Perriwinkle flower. I wonder if this is common to the pattern as shown in the photo posted in this discussion. Here is a photo of Perriwinkle. Notice the flowers that have not yet opened, they look like the design on the dome as well as the leaf shape.
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Post by Admin on Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:51 am

Wahoo! I think you have built a good case for the moth/perriwinkle connection. Who would have guessed that a moth would be partial to perriwinkle. I am really excited about my purchase now!!

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