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The Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys, Optical Prints and Stereoscopic including the Great Exhibition of 1851

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Live Webcast Auction 06 Mar 2019 10:00 GMT

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  • 09:00 GMT - 17:15 GMT

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  • St. Edmund's Court
  • Okehampton Street
  • Exeter
  • EX4 1DU
  • United Kingdom

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An 18th century pencil 'puzzle picture' of a turning head illusion:, the landscape depicting figures and building with a ship of the line off sh...

Vue du Optique : Vue de l'Eglise et du pont de la Trinite a Florence, hand coloured copper engraved print [to be viewed with a zograscope], no dat...

Vue du Optique - Vue Interieur de L'Eglise de Paul de Rome':, hand coloured copper engraved print, reversed title to top border, dated 1758 [to be...

Vue du Optique - 'Vue Perspective de l'interieur de L'Eglise Paroissiale de St Roch de Paris prise dessons les Orgues':, hand coloured copper engr...

Vu du Optique : Versailles, hand coloured copper engraving 27.5 x 40cm., with two other vue du optiques 'Vue perspective represantant l'Hotel de V...

Optical Illusion: a rare mid-eighteenth century tooled morocco hinged case (9 cm at widest point), containing three hand painted mica oval slides ...

Transformation View : hand coloured transformation print, 405 x 270 mm, unidentified European palace, hold to the light and the palace lights are ...

Vue du Optic : The Port of Lisbonne [Lisbon], hand coloured print, 410 x 275 mm, f & g, (possibly laid down), no date, late 18th century. ...[mor...

After Richard Brakenburgh (1650-1702) 'La Curiosite':, copper engraving depicting a group of children queuing to look in the showman's peep box, ...

Panorama : 'Fore's Grand Coronation Procession' - linen backed hand coloured rolled panorama, end piece as per title and inscribed 'Published Aug ...

Lot 13

Zograscope.

Zograscope. : A late Georgian mahogany and chequer strung zograscope:, with hinged mirror and 4 inch circular magnifying glass, suspended within ...

An early 19th century thaumatrope of Napoleon Bonaparte:, with hat and coat to one side and face to the other, 7cm diameter, together with a recta...

Kaleidoscope : wooden paper covered [peeling] tapering barrel, turning piece now taped up, containing coloured glass pieces, 335 mm high.

Phenakistoscope:, a collection of three 7 inch 'magic discs' comprising 'Ceres on a wheel' by 'Alph, Giroux et cie , Paris' circa 1830s, one of d...

Phenakistoscope- a group of three 'The Magic Circle' discs:, comprising No.1 a boy leaping a post, No.5 a cobbler, and No.6 rabbit , pig and far...

Phenakistoscope:, a collection of three 7 inch 'magic discs' comprising a version of 'Ceres on a wheel' after 'Alph, Giroux et cie , Paris' circa...

Phenakistoscope- a group of three 'The Magic Circle' discs:, comprising No.9 man with violin and children dancing, No.10 acrobat on horse back a...

A rare early 19th century 11 inch hand coloured zoetrope base card:, of sunburst pattern on a black ground.

Two early 19th century hand finished glass lantern slides:, an old farmer with horse and cart, the other of a black horse in a field, both in oak...

Coptographs or 'White Shadows':, one of a witch riding a broom inscribed 'Mother Shepton' , the other a portrait 'The Spartan Boy' 17.5cm x 24cm...

An early 19th century pencil rotating head illusion 'Lawyer & Client' :, depicting a smiling lawyer and unhappy client in a tricorn hat, 17.5cm x ...

Transformation print : hand coloured lithograph of the Grand Canal, day and night panoptic, on a simple backing frame 340 x 255 mm.*Notes- produce...

A 19th century hand cut paper transformation silhouette 'The Astrologer & Lady':, brown and white paper layered to produce the image of an empty c...

An early 19th century hand cut paper and linen transformation silhouette 'Sterling Castle from the Drop (?) Bridge':, white pencil embellished p...

A group of eleven early 19th century oval mica hand painted transformation slides:, each with separate hair or hat printed for placing over and 't...

'Panorama of the Coronation of George IV, 19th July 1821':, hand coloured aquatint panorama, approx. 25 feet long [shorter than the Abbey copy], i...

Lithophane Night Light Holder : with four panels, embossed brass surround, fitted lid, carrying handle and light holder, 125 mm high, (no maker's ...

Grand Tour Intaglios : a collection of 32 Italian plaster intaglios rimmed in gilt, placed within two trays within a reversible 'dummy' book, firs...

An early 19th alabaster and Blue John 'Peep egg',: the domed alabaster top with inset central magnifying lens enclosing a collection of mineral ,...

An early 19th alabaster cylindrical 'peep' viewer:, the turned top with inset central magnifier over brass collared body, (lacking contents), 6cm...

Transformation print : 'Spooner's Transformations. No. 11,' 'The British Lion Asleep and the British Lion Awake & Roaring.' hand coloured transfor...

A group of four early 19th century handmade scissor cut silhouette cards:, one of a travelling showman and his dog with stilt walkers in the dista...

A group of twenty-five early English stereoscope cards of GB topographical views:, including three cards of Suffolk by Cleer Sewell Alger of Diss,...

A group of eight surprise transformation tissue stereoscopic photograph cards with back lighting effects:, mainly day/night and fire transformat...

A group of twelve mid-19th century diapositive stereoscopic plates by Ferrier & Soulier, Francis Frith and others:, comprising Niagara Falls, NY b...

A group of twelve mid-19th century diapositive stereoscopic plates by Ferrier & Soulier and others:, including Bibliotheque du Vatican No 1 Rome,...

Transformation print : 'Spooner's Protean Views No.30,' Greenwich Hospital changing to the Battle of Trafalgar'. c1840., subject size 14cm x 17cm ...

A group of twenty-five mid-19th century stereoscopic tissue cards including Diables:, depicting animal /human transformations, fantasies and socia...

A group of thirty mid 19th century photographic stereoscope cards:, many hand tinted with photographers blind stamps and labels including James E...

A dispositive stereoscope plate of a Javanese Theatrical performance of Wayang (Shadow Puppets):, showing the theatre frame with musicians to one...

An early 19th century hand painted panoramic magic lantern slide:, depicting two figures on horseback being chased by a pig and piglet , a delive...

A group of three rare French panoramic silhouette magic lantern slides:, one of a fleet of boats, another of a single boat , both 8.2cm x 45cm t...

An early 19th century hand cut white paper coptograph ' The Saracens Head':, inscribed as per title to lower edge, in a later frame, 11cm high.

An early 19th century mirrored reverse glass silhouette of fruit pickers:, hand painted and set within a swept mahogany frame, inscribed in ink ...

A 19th century paper covered conical kaleidoscope:, 15cm high, together with a cased 'Multiscope' and 'the Children's Encyclopaedia Toy Mutiscope...

Crystal Palace Automaton. A 19th century sand automaton of an acrobatic clown:, the polychrome lithograph articulated clown rotating around a cen...

Great Exhibition. : four hand coloured lithographs, No 1 'The Crystal Palace from the Serpentine', No 2 'Interior of The Great Exhibition, North T...

Peep View : ' The Interior of the Crystal Palace in London,' hand coloured engraving in four sections, concertina with one central peep hole, the ...

Great Exhibition 1851, Crystal Palace - transformation hand coloured lithographic print for a giant Panorama panoptic in original wooden mount, su...

Crystal Palace a set of twenty diapostive lantern slides of the relocation construction of the Exhibition hall and the opening by Queen Victoria ...

Great Exhibition 1851 a stereoscope photograph of 'The Greek Slave' marble statue by Hiram Powers:, 8.5cm x 17.4cm.*Notes The Greek Slave was th...

Crystal Place at Sydenham , a stereoscopic photograph by T R Williams, showing the 'Ceremony of Inauguration' by Queen Victoria 10 June 1854:, pho...

Crystal Place Handel Festival 1857, a stereoscopic photograph by Negretti & Zambra, showing 'The Royal Visitors at the Handel Festival Crystal Pal...

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