A fine ivory, tortoishell and green vellum Italian spyglass or monocular in case, mid-18th century

A fine ivory, tortoishell and green vellum Italian spyglass or monocular in case, mid-18th century

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Dimensions

Box : 6,7x5 cm

Circa

1750

Country of manufacture

Other

Categories: Monoculars, Telescopes - Other

Description

A fine example of this ivory mounted miniature spyglass with its original acorn-shaped box in turned boxwood, not signed, Italia, mid-18th century.

 

It’s a luxuous miniature example of monocular in ivory, tortoi shell and green vellum stamped in gilt.

The optic works well and are totally original.

 

Despite a small crack on the eyepice ivory mount (see picture), a very nice example, in pristine condition.

 

Box : 6,7×5 cm.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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