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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 562

    ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF WELLINGTON, (1769-1852)
    A PAIR OF BLUED STEEL SPECTACLES

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF WELLINGTON, (1769-1852)
    A PAIR OF BLUED STEEL SPECTACLES
    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    With round lenses and thin folding wire sides with arrow-shaped ends (one arm broken), with dark red leather, gilt -tooled label to Interior, 'JONES/ 62/ CHARING CROSS', an 'X' to each side, with manuscript memorandum in ink 'These spectacles belonged to the Duke of Wellington. They were given to me on leaving Strathfield Saye to return to India on the 31st December 1841. I bequeath these to my dear Child Louisa Michal [?] June 14th 1843 Simlah C.H. Churchill'


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    Provenance

    By tradition, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852).
    Simlah C.H. Churchill.
    Louisa Michal [?].
    Christie's, South Kensington, 19 August 1993, lot 69.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts