Peepshow Fireback

Anonymous

Cast iron

France

c. 1850

28" x 28"

 

This cast fireback, which looks never used, depicts a peepshow, showman, and child. Both the showman and child seem to be staring out at the     viewer(s).

 

0922


Painted Porcelean

France

c.1750

cup lip diameter: 3 1/8", high:2 1/2"

 

Highly decorative cup and saucer, most likely part of a larger service, with a peepshow image as the primary motiff.

 

 

0925


Anonymous

Lacquered painted case

Continental

c. 1790

5 1/2" x 1"

 

A decorated needle case including a man carrying a peepshow.

 

0923

 


Painted porclean

The Netherlands

18th. c

8" x 3 3/4"

 

A decorated drinking tankard with a man carrying a peepshow.

 

0924


Porcelain

Great Britain

c.1810

Lip: 3 1/2" diameter x 3 1/2" high

 

1144



Meerschaum Pipe with Peepshow

Germany

19th c.

1 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 3/4"

 

Thid decorative carved pipe with its carrying case. There is a carved peepshow on the pipe and an erotic stanhope in the peepshow figure

 

0926


Engraved silver top and tortoise shell

France

c. 1750

3" diameter, 1 1/2" high

 

A small decorated box with a showman, his peepshow on his back, accompanied by a man with a hurry-gurdy.

 

4775



Painted enamel with silver edging and tortoise shell interior

France

c. 1800

2 1/2" diameter, 2" high

 

A small decorated box with a showman sitting beside his peepbox playing a musical instrument.

 

 

0969



Silver

Great Britain

c. 1820

1 1/2" x 2 5/8" x 1 1/2"

 

A silver snuff box with peepshow decoration on cover.

 

3153



Glass & paper

Great Britain

c. 1843

5" high/ diameter: 2 1/2"

 

Glass viewer with three views of Thames Tunnel.

 

1499

 


Émile Aubert Lessore

Circular glazed ceramic

France

c. 1845

15 1/2" diameter

 

Made at the Laurin factory in Bourg-la-Reine.

 

4361

 

 


Cheroot Case

Lacquered papier-maché

Great Britain

c. 1860

2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

 

A cigar case with a peepshow as a decoration.

 

0927



Snuff Box

Lacquered papier-maché

Germany

c. 1820

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

 

Gentlemen often hid erotic views in objects of every day use. The erotic view is on the backside of the inside cover of this snuff box.

 

0928



La Piece Curieuse

Lacquered papier-maché

France

c. 1830

3 1/4" diameter/1/2"high

 

Snuff box with erotic image "hidden" on the backside of the cover

 

4357




Bonbonnierre

France

c. 1820

3 3/4" diameter/1/2"high

 

Box with rotating cover showing a couple views of their relationship.

 

0930


Bonbonnierre

Lacquered papier-machéFrance

c. 1820

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

 

1511



Panorama

France

c.1820

4 1/4" diameter, 1 1/2" high

 

This lovely bonnbonnierre is marked at the bottom of the viewing opening PANORAMA and the turning disc has four hand painted scenes including the eruption of  Mt. Vesuvius.

 

1206



Paper box and decorated cover

France

c.1820

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

 

1512


Lacquared Box

Lacquered papier-maché

France

c. 1870

7" x 9"

 

Small box with inside drawer

 

0931


Lacquerred paper maché

France

c. 1870

7 1/4" x 10"

 

 

4005



Lacquered papier-maché

France

c. 1870

9 1/2" x 9" x 2 1/2"

 

2896

 



Hand-painted porcelain

France

c. 1820

7 1/4" x 10"

 

A plate with the image of a traveling peepshowman, box on his back, stand under his arm, accompanied by a boy with a hurdy gurdy.

 

0934


Le Royaume Des Carottes

Porcelain

France

c. 1860

8" diameter

 

Manufactured by Vieillard, Bordeaux.

 

0935


Rebus Plate

Porcelain

France

c. 1860

8" diameter

 

Porcelain dish after Madou. Manufactured by H & B, Choisy

 

0936