A 1770’s Botanical Microscope in a Fish Skin case.

A 1770’s Botanical Microscope in a Fish Skin case.

Stock Number: 1012


Attributed to Peter Dolland of London. this fine microscope is unsigned but in good condition. It dates from 1770, and assembles together, & stands on top of the fish skin case.


Box measures 14x11.5cms. The main stand is 10cms tall -without accessories.




Possibly Dolland of London.

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


These portable microscopes were in use in the late 17000s. They are fairly rare. The brass lacquered pillar threads into the top of the box. Included is the concave mirror plate, and 4 threaded eye pieces, and all items that are shown in the fitted box.

The fish skin box has slightly warped & therefore is unable to close with the 2 clasps. It is also worn – as comparable with it’s age.

The mirror has discolouring around it’s edge.

2 of the lenses don’t have brass screw on caps.

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GB JP Antiques

I have been dealing with antiques for over 45 years. I have a special interest in medical and optical items. The earlier the better for my collection. I used to sell in Portobello Rd & Bermondsey Market, I now can be found at Newark & by appointment .

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