The Little Artist

Pasteboard box with hand colored and varnished engravings

Strasbourg, France

c. 1770

4 3/4" x 5" x 1" (box with painter), 4" x 4 1/2" (discs)

 

An interesting magnetic toy. There is a box and on the cover a painter at his eisel. In the box is a rotating disc with eight images that correspond to the images on the four accompanying discs. When one of the discs is placed in a separate box underneath the painter's easel the drum rotates exposing the picture matching the one below.. The set is contained in its original box.

 

4545

 

 



Memoirs of Bonaparte

Anonymous

Hand colored wood engraving

Great Britain

1814

Image:4 1/2" x 3 1/4", page:14 1/2" x 10"

 

Anti-Napoleon broadside, with accounts of Napoleon, his family and his officers. There is a portrait of Napoleon, attributed originally to Johann Michael Voltz, a prominent German political cartoonist. His face is covered with naked women. On his uniform is drawn a simple map of the Confederation of the Rhine, a military alliance of German states founded by Napoleon, which collapsed in 1813 following his retreat from Moscow. The map locates the course of 3 rivers, Rhine, Elbe & Oder and the locations of 5 battles fought by Napoleon, at Lutzen, Katzbach, Culm, Leipzig and Erfurt, May - October 1813.

 

4280

 

 





Beehive Valentine

Hand-colored etching

America

1827

9 3/4" x 7 3/4"

 

The hand written text on the bee-hive valentine reads:

 

Yet once again I fain would prove

To thee my constancy and love

Tis small the pledge appears

Yet think of one whose heart conceals

Much more of love than this reveals

And hold the giver dear

 

Postmarked on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1827.

 

Paper made by J. Whatman

 

4182



Bonbonniere

France

c. 1830

3 1/2" diameter / 1 1/2" high

 

Candy box. Figure of a man on top cover. Six heads painted on inside cover and when cover turns the gentleman gets different faces and personalities.

 

0505





Bonbonniere

Colored lithograph

France

c. 1830

3 1/2" diameter/ 1 1/2" high

 

Candy box with plain cover and changing heads and bodies on the side.

 

 

0506



How Many Faces Can You Make

Anonymous

Four color half-tone

c. 1900

America

5 1/2" x 3 3/4"

 

An advertisement card with eight heads and three moving parts to create thousands of variations.

 

1292



Four color half-tone

c. 1900

America

4 1/2" x 2 1/2"

 

A set of three advertising cards each with a man and six rotating heads.

 

3084

 




Colored chromolithograph

America

c. 1890

Closed: 3" x 4 3/4", open:6" x 4 3/4"

 

An advertising card for Chase & Sanborn Coffee.

 

4128



Anonymous

Hand-colored rice paper

Japan

c. 1850

3 1/2" x 5"

 

3104



Optical Transpositions, Will of the Wisp

Colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1850

3 1/4" x 7"

 

Published by William Spooner, London. When this card is viewed through a stereo viewer the boar appears to be taking an apple from the frightened boys basket.

 

4441


Colored lithograph

Great Britain

c. 1860

3 1/2" x 6 1/2"

 

A stereo card and when viewed through a stereo viewer the boy appears to pick the gentleman's pocket.

 

1133