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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    A SWISS ENAMELLED SILVER-GILT PLATED TELESCOPE

    PROBABLY GENEVA, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SWISS ENAMELLED SILVER-GILT PLATED TELESCOPE
    PROBABLY GENEVA, circa 1800
    circular telescope with five tapering tiers, the cover enamelled in transluscent blue with gold paillons and circles of opaque white enamel; together with a rectangular silver-gilt snuff-box, with lacquer miniature of a lovers tryst set in lid, the sides and base engine-turned with horizontal reeding and foliage, foliate thumbpiece, Austrian, possibly Brno, circa 1830
    the telescope 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.) diam., the box 3 1/16 in. (78 mm.) wide (2)


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