A FRENCH LACQUER AND GILT-METAL TELESCOPE
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A FRENCH LACQUER AND GILT-METAL TELESCOPE

PROBABLY PARIS, PALAIS ROYAL, CIRCA 1820

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A FRENCH LACQUER AND GILT-METAL TELESCOPE
probably Paris, Palais Royal, circa 1820
Circular monocular with seven tapering tiers, the base surrounded by a black lacquer ring painted in gold-colour with winged putti pulling a plough, arranging flowers in a basket and digging, within narrow borders stamped with small stars on vertical engine-turned reeding
1 5/8 in. (41 mm.) diam.
Provenance
With S. Nystad, The Hague, 1968, acquired by
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-47).
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Lot Essay

Two similar pieces were sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 9 May 2000, lot 145, and at Christie's, King Street, 6 November 2001, lot 236. A further example in scarlet was in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, Christie's, New York, 19 November 1982, lot 9.
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