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Praxinoscope optic toy by Emile Reynaud

1 200 €


Toy for child, Praxinoscope, 1877 big model by Emile Reynaud, circus art, toy of optics producing the illusion of the movement, with central candle and drum of mirrors with twelve prisms. There are 27 chromolithographied bands on three series of the ten published by Reynaud. Stand diameter: 16.5 cm. Bands dimensions: 65.5 cm x 5.5 cm.


  • Time:19th century
  • Origin:France
  • Artist:Charles Emile REYNAUD
  • Material or technique:Wood
  • Dimensions :25 x 21 cm (Height x Diameter)
  • Reference:1594

Conservation status

Really good condition


Dominique Auzel, "Emile Reynaud et l'image s'anima", Du May edition, Paris, 1992.

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