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RARE 1895 DEXTERITY PUZZLE: THE EGG OF THE COLUMBUS: D.R.G.M AND D.R.P
RARE 1895 DEXTERITY PUZZLE: THE EGG OF THE COLUMBUS: D.R.G.M AND D.R.P
RARE 1895 DEXTERITY PUZZLE: THE EGG OF THE COLUMBUS: D.R.G.M AND D.R.P

RARE 1895 DEXTERITY PUZZLE: THE EGG OF THE COLUMBUS: D.R.G.M AND D.R.P

£195
(ID: 10881)

Measuring 7cm diameter by 2.5 cm deep this rare and beautiful, THE EGG OF COLUMBUS DEXTERITY PUZZLE was made in Germany around 1895.

It is mentioned in Professor Hoffmann's catalogue of 18th century puzzles in his collection and one of the rarer examples to find.

The silver egg is irregularly weighted and it is difficult to manoeuvre the egg into the correct position not only to get it in the hole, but with the pointed side down.

It is in good condition for age, with the glass and the mirrored back in tact with no cracks etc. There is some age-related ware to the tin banding in one section.
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The egg of the Columbus.  Hoffmann puzzles.   Professor Hoffmann