An Extremely Rare Spy Glass with a Gold Mount, circa 1765-70

This rare spy glass (mini telescope) has a Sèvres porcelain barrel with a gold mount and gilt-copper linings. There is a mark on the mount which indicates it was made in Paris before 1768.

Two other 18th century spy glasses are known; one in is in the Louvre Museum, Paris, the other in the Wrightsman Collection, New York.




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