A reflecting Telescope by Dollond London
signed “DOLLOND * LONDON”
early 19th century, lacquered brass, with both mirrors, folding tripod and objective in original wood case with brass hooks and key.
Provenance: Bought in the early 1990s at Dorotheum, then private collection Vienna
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The Wissenschaftliches Kabinett is based in the inner city of Vienna, Austria and was established in 1988 by Dr. Max Weber. Later it was taken over by Simon Weber-Unger who specializes in antique scientific and natural history antiques. The Wissenschaftliches Kabinett Simon Weber-Unger exhibits at the Hofburg Antique Fair in Vienna, the Residenz Antique Fair in Salzburg, the antique scientific instrument fair in London and at antique fairs in Zurich and Munich. Simon Weber-Unger is the head of the antique scientific instrument department and antique camera department at the auction house Dorotheum in Vienna and has published articles about scientific instruments in several magazines.