|FRENCH TRANSPARENT ORRERY|
An astronomical curiosity
French, first half of 19th C, Wood, glas and paper.
Height: 22cm, W: 14cm
Label on bottom - Magasin de Nouveautes. A. Anglade, etc.
A roll of handcoloured engravings/images can be viewed trugh the glasfront.
Most images have punched out stars, planets, etc with coloured backing so they "shine" when the candle at the back is lighted! Several similiar examples of this "Transparent Orrery" can be seen in UK collections