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Sale SS6: The Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys

The Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys Icon

Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Okehampton Street, Exeter

An Auction of Optical Toys

  • Sale
  • Lots

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Auction Lot

Lot 1: An 18th Century Pencil 'Puzzle Picture' of A Turning Head Illusion

An 18th century pencil 'puzzle picture' of a turning head illusion, the landscape depicting figures and building with a ship of the line off shore, the portrait of a bearded man, inscribed and dated to the back, 'N Hodges August 14th 1766' and 'J Cumberlege August 14th 1766', 15cm x 19.5cm.

Estimate: £100 - £120
Auction Lot

Lot 2: A Small Ivory Kaleidoscope Viewer Together with Two Larger Treen Examples

A small ivory kaleidoscope viewer together with two larger treen examples.

Estimate: £80 - £120
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Lot 3: Vue du Optique

Vue du Optique Vue de l'Eglise et du pont de la Trinite a Florence, hand coloured copper engraved print [to be viewed with a zograscope], no date, 25.5cm x 41.5cm.

Estimate: £50 - £80
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Lot 4: Vue du Optique - Vue Interieur de L'Eglise Ds Paul de Rome'

Vue du Optique - Vue Interieur de L'Eglise ds Paul de Rome', hand coloured copper engraved print, reversed title to top border, dated 1758 [to be viewed with a zograscope], 25.5cm x 41.4cm.

Estimate: £50 - £80
Auction Lot

Lot 5: Vue du Optique - 'Vue Perspective de L'Interieur de L'Egglise Paroissiale de St Roch de Paris Prise Dessons Les Orgues'

Vue du Optique - 'Vue Perspective de l'interieur de L'Egglise Paroissiale de St Roch de Paris prise dessons les Orgues', hand coloured copper engraved print, reversed title to top border [to be viewed with a zograscope], 23.5cm x 38cm.

Estimate: £50 - £80
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Lot 6: Vu du Optique

Vu du Optique Versailles, hand coloured copper engraving 27.5 x 40cm, with two other vue du optiques 'Vue perspective represantant l'Hotel de Ville de Rennes en Bretagne', 23 x 42cm and 'Vue du Pont D'austerlitz et de l'entree du jardin des Plantes', 28 x 42cm published by J Chereau, Paris, c1750s.

Estimate: £80 - £100
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Lot 7: Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion a rare mid-eighteenth century tooled morocco hinged case (9cm at widest point), containing three hand painted mica oval slides which alter the hair and costume, with a later portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria.

Estimate: £600 - £1,000
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Lot 8: Transformation View

Transformation View hand coloured transformation print, 405 x 270 mm, unidentified European palace, hold to the light and the palace lights are turned on,. * amongst the figures in the foreground is an itinerant showman with his peep box.

Estimate: £50 - £75
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Lot 9: Griffiths, John - ''Sinthusiasm Displayed''

Griffiths, John - ''Sinthusiasm Displayed'' large comical uncoloured copper engraving, 515 x 425 mm, no date, late 18th century.

Estimate: £40 - £50
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Lot 10: Vue du Optic

Vue du Optic the Port of Lisbonne [Lisbon], hand coloured print, 410 x 275 mm, f & g, (possibly laid down), no date, late 18th century.

Estimate: £60 - £80
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