Cameras, Photographs and Optical Toys

Christie's
28 March 2007, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 28.03.2007

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Anamorphoses

Anamorphoses
Anamorphoses two anamorphic coloured engravings; an anamorphic viewing mirror with turned wood top and base

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Camera lucida

Camera lucida
Camera lucida Dollond, London; lacquered-brass body, prism and magnifying lenses, the clamp marked DOLLOND LONDON, in maker's fitted fish-skin case

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Chambre Claire Universelle

Chambre Claire Universelle
Chambre Claire Universelle P. Berville, Paris; lacquered-brass, the clamp engraved LUIZ FERRANDO Y CIAS. A BUENOS AIRES, with prism and twelve supplementary lenses, and instruction booklet, in a fitted wood box

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Kinora viewer

Kinora viewer
Kinora viewer Kinora Ltd., London; with single viewing lens, metal shade and wood base; five Kinora reels each in maker's box

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope the wood and shagreen-covered barrel with viewing lens, and rotating rear section holding glass and liquid-filled vials, on a turned wood stand

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £280 - £350

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Polyangular Kaleidoscope no 29

Polyangular Kaleidoscope no. 29
Polyangular Kaleidoscope no. 29 R. B. Bate, lacquered brass cone-shaped body, marked Bate, London and Dr Brewster's Patent no. 29 with the Royal coat of arms, the barrel engraved with numbers from 4 to 60 indicating the setting of the angle of the internal mirrors

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Polyorama Panoptique

Polyorama Panoptique
Polyorama Panoptique France; 14 x 10½cm., green-paper covered body, cloth bellows, wood lens panel and holding four views

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Spooner's Protean Views

Spooner's Protean Views
Spooner's Protean Views William Spooner, London; fourteen, each with printed caption, contained within a contemporary half-leather folder (14

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Zoetrope

Zoetrope
Zoetrope the 12-inch diameter red-painted metal slotted drum on a turned wood base supported on three turned wood feet; with a quantity of picture strips

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Megalethoscope

Megalethoscope
Megalethoscope Carlo Ponti, Italy; wood-body, (lacks viewing lenses) , external adjustments and hinged opening panels; the back section with printed instruction sheet; on matching wood stand

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Megalethoscope pictures

Megalethoscope pictures
Megalethoscope pictures Fifty-one 34 x 25cm. (approx.) albumen prints, each on curved wood Megalethoscope holders (51

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Stereo-graphoscope

Stereo-graphoscope
Stereo-graphoscope ebonised wood body with incised decoration, magnifying lens and a pair of viewing lenses, photograph stage and support

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Stereoscopes

Stereoscopes
Stereoscopes comprising: a R. & J. Beck Achromatic Stereoscope no. 2317 with a pair of lacquered-brass bound viewing lenses, the viewer inverting into protective box; a burr-walnut photograph viewer (2

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Stereoscopy

Stereoscopy
Stereoscopy comprising two hand-held wood stereoscopes; twelve stereo glass-positives of European views; two James Thomson Niagara Falls stereo glass-positives and one of Jerusalem no. 10054 credited Ferrier & Soulier

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Stereo glass-positive views

Stereo glass-positive views
Stereo glass-positive views A collection of stereo glass-positives mainly showing Arab peoples and places, many slides with paper label COLLECTION L. MOUGEL

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Stereo glass-positive views

Stereo glass-positive views
Stereo glass-positive views each with taped edges, most with manuscript captions and reference numbers and nine with black and gilt-lined mounts, showing the Swiss and French Alps, in a fitted case (18

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Stereoscope and stereocards

Stereoscope and stereocards
Stereoscope and stereocards comprising a Murray and Heath -pattern hand-held stereoscope and a quantity of contemporary stereocards in a fitted wood box

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £280 - £350

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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The Edinburgh Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy

The Edinburgh Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy
The Edinburgh Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy Five volumes, containing stereocards mounted on explanatory mounts, London: The Caxton Publishing Company, 1905

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Daguerreotype

Daguerreotype
Daguerreotype Richard Beard, London; 1¾ x 2¼ inches, showing a gentleman, the decorative gilt surround stamped BEARD PATENTEE, in a wood frame; two cased ambrotype portraits one showing a soldier, the other a lady (3

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Niagara Falls, c1860

Niagara Falls, c1860
Niagara Falls, c1860 4¼ x 3¼ inches, gilt mount, in a thermoplastic union case

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Portrait of a couple

Portrait of a couple
Portrait of a couple Antoine Claudet; stereo-daguerreotype, hand-coloured, paper-taped edges, the reverse inscribed Caroline/Charles/8 Octr , in a fitted wood stereograph box

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Portrait of a man

Portrait of a man
Portrait of a man stereo-daguerreotype, in a Mascher Improved Stereoscope case

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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The Changeable Cubes

The Changeable Cubes
The Changeable Cubes A. P. Critchlow & Company; sixth plate, union case, containing an ambrotype group portrait

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Chain Armour and Swords, circa 1850-51

Chain Armour and Swords, circa 1850-51
Chain Armour and Swords, circa 1850-51 Hugh Owen; Calotype, mounted on card with printed title, monogrammed H.O. in the negative, 226 x 169mm

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Chartres, Cathedrale Notre Dame, Ebrasement de Gauche, circa...

Chartres, Cathedrale Notre Dame, Ebrasement de Gauche, circa 1852
Chartres, Cathedrale Notre Dame, Ebrasement de Gauche, circa 1852 Henri Le Secq; Calotype, mounted on card, signed and titled by the photographer in the negative, 490 x 350mm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Collection des Vues d'Orient

Collection des Vues d'Orient
Collection des Vues d'Orient A. Bonfils, G. G. Zacharia & Co.; forty 10 x 8½cm. lantern slides, each with photographer's credit, some with manuscript captions

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Garden at 8 Spring Terrace, Richmond, 1920s

Garden at 8 Spring Terrace, Richmond, 1920s
Garden at 8 Spring Terrace, Richmond, 1920s Charles Job; carbon print, titled and inscribed 'by Charles Job' in pencil on the reverse, 358 x 256mm

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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India, Tibet, Canada, South America

India, Tibet, Canada, South America
India, Tibet, Canada, South America A photograph album, containing 64 mainly gelatin-silver prints, the majority 6 x 8 inch (approx) mounted one per side, the album covers and spine of highly decorative micro-mosaic design

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Photographic Views of Dartmouth and the Dart

Photographic Views of Dartmouth and the Dart
Photographic Views of Dartmouth and the Dart Francis Bedford; comprising forty-six albumen prints, each mounted with printed caption, embossed leather and part-gilt tooled covers, Chester: Catherall & Prichard, Eastgate Row

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 28 Mar 2007

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Photographs and camera

Photographs and camera
Photographs and camera comprising a quantity of stereocards including the South African War, Japan and Manchuria and others; a T. R. Williams stereo-daguerreotype (lacks cover and damaged) ; ambrotypes; a 6 x 4,1.2 inch ambrotype credited J. Lane's Photographic Rooms

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £220 - £280

Date: 28 Mar 2007