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Musical Snuff Box in Tinplate Case Illustrating the Letter "A"

Auction:
2345
Lot:
545
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Musical Snuff Box in Tinplate Case Illustrating the Letter "A", No. 8497, the bedplate stamped VMG, playing two airs on sectional-comb (teeth in groups of four), in green painted tinplate case with transfer-decorated flowering borders and lid with image and text Ane, Astronomie, & a., wd. 3 1/2 in., (edge loss on right-side).

Note: The lid depicts a comical character being instructed in the use of an astronomical telescope which is mounted on top of a large capital "A", observed by a woman and a donkey (the ane) who has pushed his head through the middle section of the letter.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Astronomy, Donkey