Impressive compound microscope made in Germany at the 18th century.

Impressive compound microscope made in Germany at the 18th century.

POA

Circa

1780

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy

Description

Impressive compound microscope in black-tinted turned wood.

 

The body is stylishly shaped with a serie of concentric rings of reducing sizes both way from a central cylindrical part covered with a brown leather wearing a gold-tooled frieze.

 

Over the eye lens the top cover also ringed shaped.

 

The focussing is achieved by screwing (endless worm) with lock system within the side-pillar itself mounted on the bevel edged hexagonal base.

 

Literature: at this stage we could only refer to a similar model in the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum in Cologne announced as « Germany XVIII century » (please see the last 3 pictures)

 

Dimensions: 47 cm high, base : length of 21.5, width of 21.5 cm, thickness of 3 cm.

 

Germany c. 1780.

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FR Galerie Delalande Paris

Galerie Delalande

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine & Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also General Secretary of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: www.antiquites-delalande.fr (French) and www.delalande-antiques.com (English)
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La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine & Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Secrétaire Général de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : www.antiquites-delalande.fr (Français) and www.delalande-antiques.com (Anglais).

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