George III Ormolu and Geneva Enamel Telescope for the Eastern market
George III Ormolu and Geneva Enamel Telescope for the Eastern market
George III Ormolu and Geneva Enamel Telescope for the Eastern market
George III Ormolu and Geneva Enamel Telescope for the Eastern market
George III Ormolu and Geneva Enamel Telescope for the Eastern market

George III Ormolu and Geneva Enamel Telescope for the Eastern market

c. 1790 England

Offered by Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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With blue enamel ground, decorated with foliate patterns and friezes of flowers in red, yellow, green and blue enamel.

Minor 1cm repair to lower band of enamel.

Comparator: Very similar enamel work can be seen on a George III ormolu, Geneva enamel and paste-set musical automaton quarter striking tower clock, made for the Chinese market in London, circa 1790, which was sold in Sotheby’s sale ‘Treasures Including Selected Works from the Collections of the Dukes of Northumberland’, on 9th July 2014, lot 48, has very similar enamel work.

Like the clock, the enamelled elements of this telescope would have been produced in Geneva and imported to London where the telescope was finally assembled. The similarities in detail and design suggest that enamel on both pieces was produced by the same enameller or came from the same workshop.

We are grateful to Julia Clarke for her assistance with the description of this item.
Dimensions
Height 20.50 cm (8.07 inches)
Width 4.25 cm (1.67 inches)
Stock Code
6344
Medium
Ormolu and Geneva Enamel.
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