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A gold and enamel spyglass, London, circa 1775
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A gold and enamel spyglass, London, circa 1775
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Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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A gold and enamel spyglass, London, circa 1775
cylindrical, the barrel with three oval chocolate brown medallions painted en plein en camaïeu with figures of three Muses, on a ground of wriggling translucent blue and opaque white stripes within interlaced borders, unmarked
height shut 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in., extended 7.5cm., 3in.
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The figures are based on contemporary engraved gems. The female leaning on a column was, according to Raspe, first engraved by Luigi Pichler as a muse but later William Tassie replaced the column with an anchor as he had been asked by a client for a figure of Hope and this second version became better known (R.E. Raspe, A Descriptive Catalogue of a General Collection of Ancient and Modern Engraved Gems, Cameos as well as Intaglios … cast by James Tassie, London, 1791, no. 8103). The same figure appeared on a scent bottle of similar date and origin, Christie's, 17 March 1987, lot 185.

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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