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Seven late 18th/early 19th-Century spectacles in their cases...

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Estimate: £450 - £550
ca. US$829 - US$1,014
Price realised:  £780
ca. US$1,438
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Seven late 18th/early 19th-Century spectacles in their cases
Seven late 18th/early 19th-Century spectacles in their cases, including a late 18th-Century silver pair of spectacles with large round lenses, crank bridge and elbowed sides with loop terminals in a silver-bound shagreen-covered flip-top case; a late 18th-Century silver pair of spectacles with round lenses, crank bridge and short sides terminating in small loops in a red-papered cardboard case; a pair of late 19th-Century gold spectacles with attractive Mauchlin case; a pair of mid 19th-Century silver spectacles with double blue lenses and telescopic sides with red leatherette-covered frog-mouth case; and two thin blued-steel and one gold pair with bifocal lenses in cases; together with seven assorted cases including a mid 18th-Century steel flip-top case, a 19th-Century black-lacquered frog-mouth case with gilt chinoserie decoration, a [?]Chinese black-lacquered case with red foliate decoration, a boxwood case with transfer-printed illustrations, and three others (14)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Scientific, Medical and Engineering Works of Art
Date of the auction: 12 Jul 2006
Address: Christie's
12 July 2006, London, South Kensington