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England: circa 1800-1850.
Spelling setAlphabet set of 179 pieces of bone, each approx. 15 x 18 mm., letters incised and filled in with black ink by hand; original cedar box with 18 internal compartments and a sliding lid, 256 x 153 mm. A fine, early alphabet set, consisting of.....
France: circa 1870.
Three-dimensional alphabet gameGame comprising 24 timber blocks, each papered with illustrations on each face, with six chromolithographic paper guiding sheets each measuring 177 x 262 mm., original box with papered lid. French alphabet blocks, comprising a game for children wherein the blocks are rearranged on their.....
Berlin: W. Hagelberg, 1886.
An ephemeral curioColour printed card, 115 x 166 mm., with pull-out tab which opens a booklet of eight black & white scenes with captions;. Very scarce Christmas souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1866, depicting scenes from the Empire including two scenes featuring.....
83 x 83 mm., numbered in the plate at top left, partially obscured by more recent label neatly applied along top edge. A rare magic lantern slide of a kangaroo hunt. Nineteenth-century magic lantern slides are uncommon anyway, partly on account of their fragility, and much sought-after; to find one.....
New York: National Studios, no date but, 1935.
A Thousand Hours of Hell For One Moment of Love!Glass slide, 83 x 100 mm., coloured transfer; in the original card mount. A fantastic reminder that while scholars and historians have argued for centuries about the true motives of the Bounty.....
Jingdezhen: handmade for Hordern House, 2014.
Superb replica of the original Chinese bowl: only 25 examples are for saleHand cast and hand painted porcelain punchbowl, 170 mm height, 450 mm diameter; contained in a specially made wooden case, accompanied by a limited edition book. Superb replica of one of.....
Northern England: circa 1860.
Star of Tasmania 'The destined port in mind to keep'...Sunderland lustreware bowl, diameter 230 mm. Fine lustreware bowl depicting the clipper Star of Tasmania built in Aberdeen in 1856. Such fragile nineteenth-century ceramics relating to Australia and New Zealand are exceedingly uncommon, and this example.....
Staffordshire: Wedgwood, circa 1790.
The map on a milkjugCeramic creamware jug with world map printed on two sides, stands 186mm tall with a diameter of 90mm;. Charming late 18th-century Wedgwood printed jug displaying a world map which includes recent discoveries in the Pacific and east coast of Australia. The.....