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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 288

    A 17th-century carved boxwood spectacles case

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A 17th-century carved boxwood spectacles case
    shaped in the form of a pair of 'Nuremberg' nose spectacles, the obverse carved with three figures, a monk with martyr's palm to the left, Jesus to the centre and a soldier (St. George?) to the right, the reverse with a monk looking towards the sun on the left, a haloed monk to the centre and to the right St Francis[?] holding up three fingers, representing the three vocational rules of the order.
    3½in. (9cm.) long


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