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Auktion: Auction 08.04.2004
wurde versteigert am: 8. April 2004
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A rare mid 19th-Century French miniature "monkey" microscope

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £
ca. 2.161 $ - 2.702 $
Zuschlagspreis:  1.434 £
ca. 2.583 $
Los-Nr. 6, Aufrufe: 7

A rare mid 19th-Century French miniature "monkey" microscope, stamped on the underside of the base MOREAU and 128 -- 10.1cm. (4in.) high See Illustrations The brass barrel, with threaded objective and eyepiece, slides in a sleeve ( remains of silvering ) forming part of a shaped limb. The limb is screwed to the top of the head of a bronze figure of a monkey, sitting on a small plinth with crossed legs. The side of the plinth is also stamped 128 . The eyes are picked out in red and black paint and the monkey's raised hands support the simple stage, beneath which is mounted a swivelling plane mirror. The monkey is mounted on a metal base painted green, with gilt detail. The instrument fits into a mahogany carrying case ( probably original ) with a brass carrying handle and two hooks and nails.

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 08.04.2004
Auktionsdatum: 08.04.2004
Adresse: Christie's
London, South Kensington