Choice Decorated Burmese Fairy Lamp

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Choice Decorated Burmese Fairy Lamp

Post by Admin on Thu May 29, 2008 1:44 pm

Well, if anyone does not know how to use their "stimulus check".....you can make a down payment on this for your heirs:

eBay Item number: 300228563736

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It will be interesting to see if it reaches their estimate of $6000 - 7000.

This auction house has a couple other Burmese fairy lamps in their auction.

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Post by jnopoinsett on Thu May 29, 2008 1:53 pm

You have great taste, Jim! That is a glorious thing!

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Post by Admin on Thu May 29, 2008 2:15 pm

jnopoinsett wrote:You have great taste, Jim! That is a glorious thing!
There is no doubt that I have a champagne taste.......but, I also have a beer budget. Cheap beer at that.

Off topic for beer drinkers: I am not much of a beer drinker but Colorado has some of the finest micro-breweries in the country. Stop by for a visit and I'll make a believer out of you. :-)
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Post by cadking on Thu May 29, 2008 4:23 pm

This is a nice lamp with the decorations and the matching burmese cup, but starting the bidding at $3000.00 (which is the high value in the book - R-765) I think is reaching a bit. As Jim says, it will be interesting to see what the high is, and if they need to lower the opening to get bids.


I do have a question about another lot in the auction. Item #772

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What is with the "Diamond quilted bowl" as the lamp base. I know that some of the newer glass makers have used this design on their Bermese. Is this piece new?

Another item of interest in the auction is item #968

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If you have a shade and the right cup, this makes a very nice complete lamp. This is the base for R-671. It would be nice if it says the base was signed or not.

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Post by Admin on Thu May 29, 2008 4:34 pm

cadking wrote:
I do have a question about another lot in the auction. Item #772

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What is with the "Diamond quilted bowl" as the lamp base. I know that some of the newer glass makers have used this design on their Bermese. Is this piece new?
I believe this is a Mount Washington bowl. It is illustrated in "Mount Washington Burmese" by Sisk on pg. 35. The quilted pattern was applied to several of MW shapes.
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Post by cadking on Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:11 pm

Well, it looks like I was wrong again.
This is a nice lamp with the decorations and the matching burmese cup, but starting the bidding at $3000.00 (which is the high value in the book - R-765) I think is reaching a bit. As Jim says, it will be interesting to see what the high is, and if they need to lower the opening to get bids.
Of course that makes me feel good about the value of quality lamps. But then again, I will have to raise what I think is high, and go higher in the future if I hope to snag some good ones.

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Post by Admin on Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:57 pm

I am surprised also. I wonder why there was only one bid? Did the absentee bids drive it up before the auction started? Sounds like the opening floor bid was $4750. I also wonder if the "estimated value" influenced the bidding. In any case, I agree that sales like this only help the vlaues in the long run for choice fairy lamps.
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Post by genden70 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:46 pm

I did the math and if my skills are still intact, the buyer paid almost $6000 when the buyer's premium and sales tax are added in. I was watching as the lamp auctioned on the ebay view site. It seemed to go very fast. I agree with your conclusion that absentee bids pushed the starting bid to $4500 and the onsite bidder then bid $4750. Perhaps someone was there and will tell us what really happened. Genene

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