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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 286

    An Italian spyglass

    BY FRANÇOIS DE BAILLOU (FL.1734-64), 1763

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    Estimate

    An Italian spyglass
    by François de Baillou (fl.1734-64), 1763
    wooden body-tube decorated with tortoise-shell and gilt metal bands, the eyepiece signed François de Baillou à Milan l'année 1763, marked 5 on this side and 4 on the reverse, in a leather case with gold tooling, the inside decorated with a marbled floral pattern and black tooling
    2¼in. (5.5cm) diameter


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    Literature

    recorded on p.628 of Lualdi, A. 'François de Baillou, un ottico della Milano teresiana', Nuncius XI 2 (1996), pp.613-630