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A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE COMBINED CORKSCREW AND SPYGLASS

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A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE COMBINED CORKSCREW AND SPYGLASS
Paris, 1738-44, with décharge of Louis Robin and another mark

The agate handle of tapering octagonal section, each end with a reeded gold-mounted spyglass, the steel screw with central thread, with flared spirally reeded gold cover, in original fitted red leather and gold tooled case decorated with birds and foliage marked on the base of the cover - 2 1/8in. (5.3cm.) long

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For a similar corkscrew, without spyglass, see Christie's New York, 21 October, 1993, lot 225
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