Lot 18

Group of Three Hurricane Lamps

Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000


20 1/2 x 6 in. diam.

Note: Didion cherished her small collection of hurricane lamps as reminders of her family's pioneering history. She references them in her writing, notably in The Year of Magical Thinking. Anecdotally, Didion's family said the hurricane lamps were some of Didion's most favored possessions. They were lined up on the windowsill in her apartment with a view of the spire of St. James' Church as a backdrop.  


Each with wear, containing fluid from use. One shade does not fit properly. Otherwise in good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.