Toy Peepshow

c. 1800

7 1/2" x 4" x 3"

 

 

0634







Imperial Propaganda 0ptical Box

Cardboard &wood box covered with colored engraved prints

France

c. 1815

12" x 8 1/4" x 13 1/2"

 

An elaborate two hole peepshow covered with satirical images of the Empire period. The box houses fourteen views of Napoleonic battles. The views are contained in the top of the box and with strings on the side each can be lowered into place for viewing.

 

2481




Die Bastei

Wood & paper

Germany

c. 1820

 

A boxed viewer, which when assembled measures 8 1/2" high. The set includes ten views of Die Bastei an areas south of Dresden.

 

German

 

0635



Toy Boite d Optique

Wood and paper

c. 1820

3 3/4" x 12 1/2" x 3 1/2"

 

0636




Diorama of Constantinople in Miniature

 

Wood and painted paper

c. 1840

10" x 19" x 6 1/4"

 

This is a miniature version of a Diorma presented by Albert Smith and was published by A &S Joseph Myers & Co., London

 

0627

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