London, South Kensington
28 - 29 November 2006
AN 18TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL SILVER TAPE MEASURE,
UNMARKED, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1776,
Showing traces of gilding, chased with rococo "C" scrolls & flowers to top & bottom, base inscribed with date "1776", gilt winder, yellow silk tape with ink-written numbers thereon, in original red leather case with gold tooled decoration, the cover with initials & date "H.R.B" over "VO" over "1776", the base of the case decorated with flower-heads within foliate diaperwork.
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