An early 19th century child’s mosaic alphabet, c.1820, estimated at £100-200 at Catherine Southon.

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The papercovered wooden box with sliding cover bears a handcoloured engraving label titled Mosaik Alphabete, Alphabets of European Letters in Mosaic and is also titled in German and French and illustrated with children learning.

Measuring 7½ x 7½in (19 x 19cm), the box contains a quantity of brightly painted wooden alphabet tesserae and a part hand-coloured printed folding alphabet diagram.