• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    A RARE SILVER-MOUNTED COMBINATION ETUI AND TELESCOPE

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SILVER-MOUNTED COMBINATION ETUI AND TELESCOPE
    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1760
    Of cylindrical form, chased with scrolls, flowers and rocaille, and decorated at either end with concentric circles, the pull-off cover revealing a pencil, folding knife, scissors, tweezers/file, an ivory aide-memoire and an ear-pick; at each end a panel slides out, transforming the etui into a telescope
    4 3/8 in. (11.3 cm.) long


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